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For Immediate Release
July 10, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: UPDATE: Mobile Testing in Valley Center on Monday


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Mobile testing will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Valley Center Community Center, 314 E. Clay St. A return trip to Mulvane will be announced soon.

Mobile testing opportunities will support the community by providing increased access to no cost coronavirus testing for Sedgwick County residents, including special populations, such as people who are disabled, intellectually or developmentally disabled, and Sedgwick County residents over the age of 60 with underlying medical conditions who are at high-risk for severe disease. Currently, testing is only for residents with symptoms and contacts of cases. Certain professions such as health care workers (including long-term care facilities), detention workers, Direct Support Professionals, employees of residential group homes, first responders, and law enforcement may continue to be tested regardless of symptoms. Health Department mobile testing is walk-up with no appointment needed.

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. 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.