Mayor Linda Gorton today announced the City’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing program will remain at Shiloh Baptist in the East End of downtown for a second round of testing.
The free drive-up or walk-up testing program offers increased access to testing in areas where there have been a disproportionate increase in cases. In three days last week, over 1,226 people were tested at Shiloh. “Many thanks to Shiloh and Pastor Dr. Joseph Owens,” Gorton said.
Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory will offer the tests at no cost to the patient. Health insurance information may be requested, but is not required to receive testing. No appointment is necessary. Tests are available to anyone. Bluewater can process up to 1,000 tests a day.
This week’s testing hours are:
· 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 16
· 2 – 8 p.m., Friday, July 17
· 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18
Face masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to those being tested. On-site translation services will be available.
Drive-thru testing is also available seven days a week at the Walgreen’s testing location at 2296 Executive Drive (the corner of Winchester Road and Executive Drive). Tests will continue until they run out of test kits. Online registration is recommended, but not required, at walgreens.com/coronavirus.
In addition, drive-thru testing is available, at least through July, at the Kroger Health testing site at Bluegrass Community & Technical College Newtown Campus. The testing entrance is located off Loudon Avenue near the intersection with Newtown Pike. Testing is available by appointment, which can be secured by visiting thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.
For information on more testing sites visit kycovid19.ky.gov.
Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory has been recognized by the state of Kentucky for expanding the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Based in Mount Washington, Ky., they are committed to be an industry leader in cutting-edge instrumentation and testing methodologies.