For Immediate Release
May 18, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Health Department Offers Testing on Saturday

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Sedgwick County Health Department is offering no cost COVID-19 sampling from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 23. If a resident thinks he or she should be tested for COVID-19, they are asked to schedule an appointment by dialing 2-1-1; United Way of the Plains is assisting the Health Department with appointments. 

Residents may be tested for the disease if they meet two of the 12 symptoms listed below. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills or shivering
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue or feeling more tired than normal

The Health Department normally schedules appointments Monday through Friday but since Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, no appointments will be scheduled that day.

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About Sedgwick County

The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, Sedgwick County celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. The 2020 Adopted Budget of $457.4 million focuses resources on health and human services, public safety, and general government services.