covid-19 swab test

In response to the increasing and overwhelming interest in asymptomatic residents who wish to be tested for COVID-19, county officials have temporarily suspended scheduling residents for asymptomatic testing. Residents who called by 5 p.m. June 26 will be called back for an appointment this week.

By 2 p.m. June 26, there were roughly 1,000 asymptomatic people who had called to be tested by the Sedgwick County Health Department.

Residents who are health care workers (including long-term care facilities), detention workers, direct support professionals, employees of residential group homes, first responders and law enforcement may continue to be tested, regardless of symptoms, on a weekly basis.

The health department is not the only provider testing residents; other community health organizations may be able to test as well. A testing site locator can be found with additional testing information on the county’s COVID-19 website.

Information will be forthcoming when asymptomatic testing is resumed.

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