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Free Community Based COVID-19 starts Tuesday in Grays Harbor

Washington Air National Guard Senior Airman Nathan Kepple Nathan Kepple, a medic assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing Medical Group (left) assist Lia Frenchman with a nasal swab as her children watch as she is tested for COVID-19 at a site established by the Washington National Guard on the Quinault Indian Nation Reservation, Taholah, Wash., May 20, 2020. Washington Air and Army National Guardsmen are supporting testing sites, food banks and supporting local agencies around the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, Washington Air National Guard Public Affairs)

In a release from Grays Harbor County Public Health and the Grays Harbor Emergency Operations Center, they say that residents will have opportunities over the next week-and-a-half to get COVID-19 testing locally.

Washington Air National Guard Senior Airman Nathan Kepple Nathan Kepple, a medic assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing Medical Group (left) assist Lia Frenchman with a nasal swab as her children watch as she is tested for COVID-19 at a site established by the Washington National Guard on the Quinault Indian Nation Reservation, Taholah, Wash., May 20, 2020. Washington Air and Army National Guardsmen are supporting testing sites, food banks and supporting local agencies around the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, Washington Air National Guard Public Affairs)

The county has partnered with the Washington State National Guard to bring these community based COVID-19 tests to the area. 

The free tests will be performed at multiple locations on various days during the month of October.

Testing begins Tuesday, October 6, from 8am to 2pm in Hoquiam at Olympic Stadium.

These sites will be both drive-through and walk-up with no appointment required. 

There is a maximum of 80 tests per day. Results will be available within 24-48 hours after the test.

There are no requirements to be tested during these community events. The testing site is open to anyone that needs or wants to see if they have COVID-19. 

People under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by an adult. 

A valid phone number and address will be necessary; however, no identification is required. 

No questions regarding immigration status will be asked and support for testing is available in both English and Spanish at all locations. 

First Round of Dates, Times, and Locations: (More dates and time to be announced)

DATE TIME LOCATION CITY
10/06/2020 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Olympic Stadium East Parking Lot Hoquiam
10/07/2020 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Olympic Stadium East Parking Lot Hoquiam
10/08/2020 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Aberdeen High School –  Student Parking Lot Aberdeen
10/09/2020 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Aberdeen High School –  Student Parking Lot Aberdeen
10/10/2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Aberdeen High School –  Student Parking Lot Aberdeen
10/13/2020 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Fairgrounds Parking Lot Elma
10/14/2020 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fairgrounds Parking Lot Elma


 

Grays Harbor County Public Health’s COVID-19 call center is now open weekends. Our bi-lingual call center can be reached at (360) 964-1850 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Grays Harbor COVID-19 updates, including current case counts, are available at healthygh.org.


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