COVID-19 testing at Festival Hall in Racine to continue through Jan. 6

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- City of Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox announced Wednesday, Dec. 15, that National Guard COVID-19 testing will continue at Festival Hall through Jan. 6.

Bowersox highlighted that as cases surge over the holidays, testing hours will continue on Mondays and Thursdays from Noon until 6 p.m.

“As we head into the holiday, similar to last year, we are already seeing a surge in cases of COVID-19," Bowersox said. "It is critically important that before people gather with friends and family this holiday season that they both get vaccinated and get tested. The United States just hit the unfortunate milestone of 800,000 deaths from COVID-19 and we know many of those would have been prevented had more individuals been vaccinated. It is my hope that this holiday season doesn’t lead to an increase in that number, but that means people need to test and get vaccinated.”

Testing dates at Festival Hall will be the following:

•Thursday, Dec.16, Noon to 6 p.m.

•Monday, Dec. 20, Noon to 6 p.m.

•Monday, Dec. 27, Noon to 6 p.m.

•Monday, Jan. 3, Noon to 6 p.m.

•Thursday, January 6th, Noon to 6 p.m.

Officials add that there will not be testing Thursday, Dec. 23, or Thursday, Dec. 30.

Pre-registration for testing can happen at register.covidconnect.wi.gov to save time at the test site.

Testing is free of charge and open to anyone 12 months or older (parent/guardian must accompany minors).


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