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For Immediate Release
July 27, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: Revised: Upcoming Sedgwick County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County Health Department’s Mobile Outreach Response (MOR) Team will provide walk-in/bike-in testing opportunities from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday, July 30 – PIX Community Center, 101 E. Main St., Mulvane, KS 67110
  • Tuesday, August 4 – Cheney Fire Department (Community Room), 525 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67027
  • Thursday, August 6 – Colwich Fire Department, 116 N. Third, Colwich, KS 67030

No appointment is necessary. MOR supports the community by providing increased access to no-cost coronavirus testing for Sedgwick County residents who have symptoms or who are contacts of known COVID-19 positive people. In addition, people without symptoms can be tested if they are first responders, healthcare workers (including home health and long-term care), law enforcement, detention facility workers, Direct Support Professionals, or if they work in residential group living facilities.

If you have special needs, please contact the testing staff on your arrival. The SCHD will take a nasopharyngeal (nose) swab and send it to a lab for COVID-19 testing. At this time, results are returned from the Health Department in five to seven days.  The results of the virus test show whether a person has current infection. This is not an antibody test.

Residents with symptoms should be tested. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, and the most common 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

Social distancing, mask wearing, and good hand hygiene will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.