Walgreens opening COVID-19 testing site near 6th and Oklahoma

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Beginning Friday, May 1, Walgreens will be opening a COVID-19 testing site at their retail store located at 620 W. Oklahoma Avenue. 

Testing will take place for qualified individuals in the store's parking lot daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tests are free of charge but an appointment is required. 

Testing qualifications are based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and currently include: Individuals 18+ years of age with symptoms; first responders, with or without symptoms; healthcare workers, with or without symptoms; and individuals prioritized by health departments or clinicians for any reason.

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II is delighted to see more testing options available within the community.

“I want to thank Walgreens for stepping up and helping make more COVID-19 tests available in Milwaukee,” Alderman Stamper said. “As more community partners and organizations come together to battle this virus, I’m confident we will come out stronger on the other side.”

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"I encourage anyone who meets the qualifications to take advantage of this free testing opportunity,” Alderman Stamper continued. “As always I want to remind residents to stay healthy, safe and remain at home whenever possible.”   

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