Free COVID-19 testing in Rhinelander July 14
Star Journal Report
The Wisconsin National Guard will be in Rhinelander again next week to provide free drive-through COVID-19 swab testing Tuesday, July 14. The event will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at James Williams Middle School, at the request of the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD).
Anyone age five or older who lives or works in Wisconsin can get tested. Anyone tested who has symptoms will be expected to self-isolated until test results come back. There will not be antibody testing.
People should be prepared to provide a current address, county of residence and phone number when arriving for the test, and will be expected to wear a mask or face covering. If testing kids run out before the end of the event, those not tested may be turned away. Those getting tested are asked to form a line of vehicles while waiting for testing, and stay in the vehicle at all times.
The National Guard members will be in uniform and full PPE, including gowns, masks and gloves.
The OCHD goals for the testing are to provide the community with more testing and give public health a better understanding of how widespread COVID-19 is in the community.
There are alternative testing sites throughout the state through the month of July.