"Important first step:" Two free COVID-19 test sites open in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two free COVID-19 test sites opened in Milwaukee on Monday, May 11.

The two sites are free and open to anyone who wants a test from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

The sites are located at 57th and Capitol in Midtown Crossing and at UMOS at 2701 S. Chase Ave. Asymptomatic testing is being offered, so people without symptoms can also get results.

"Without testing we don’t know what’s going on, you know, so I think that’s a very important first step for all of us," Milwaukee resident Anthony Davis said.

Wisconsin National Guard soldiers are helping at each location. About 175 troops will be wearing personal protection equipment.

People wanting to be tested started lining up at the UMOS location at 5:15 a.m.

"I figured there’s going to be thousands of people down here today being only two places open," Robert Husslein Jr. said. "So that’s why I wanted to get here early and make sure I get the test."

After Husslein got the test, he was told he should have results in three to four days. There is no end-date for the testing sites.

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