COVID-19 testing available across Lexington

The Mayor’s Mobile Testing Program is moving to The Red Mile for COVID-19 testing next week. This is in addition to the numerous other locations across the City that offer free testing, including sites at Bluegrass Community & Technical College Newtown Pike Campus, Kroger Field Blue Lot, and Easter Seals Cardinal Hill Richmond Road location.

“We all share the hope the COVID-19 vaccine brings. Unfortunately, Lexington has had over 25,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 10 months. Until it’s our turn to be vaccinated, we must practice public health guidelines and continue to be tested,” Mayor Gorton said.

As of Friday, January 8, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 25,003 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lexington, with 165 deaths.


The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program will be in service from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., January 14-16 at The Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road. The program provides public testing at no cost to the individual. Testing is available without an appointment.

Over 20,000 tests have been administered through the program in 85 testing days. Results are generally available within 24-48 hours.


Testing will continue at several locations across Lexington.

Free, drive-up testing will be available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Easter Seals Cardinal Hill, 1900 Richmond Road. No appointment is necessary.

Testing is also available at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 500 Newtown Pike. Testing is available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

There is additional drive-up testing available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Southland Christian Church, 2349 Richmond Road. No appointment is necessary.

Testing is available, with an appointment, at 1350 Bull Lea Road and in the Blue Lot of Kroger Field (enter off Alumni Drive). Free drive-thru testing is available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments are required and can be made by visiting

Find full details of COVID-19 information, including testing options, by visiting