Crawford County to hold community drive-through COVID-19 testing site

Testing will be held at the Seneca Town Hall on Friday, August 14
Severe shortages of swabs and other supplies hamper coronavirus testing

SENECA, Wis. (WKBT) – The Crawford County Public Health Department, Emergency Management and the Wisconsin National Guard are hosting a drive thru COVID-19 testing site on Friday, August 14.

The event will be held at the Seneca Town Hall at 21041 Town Hall Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Crawford County residents are welcome as well as individuals in the surrounding communities, age five and older, who are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 and fore asymptomatic individuals per Public Health recommendation.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches/pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste and/or smell
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdonimal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Runny Nose

The organizations are planning for the maximum number of tests (500) to be utilized and available at the testing site.

The testing will be done by nasal swab with no cost to the participant.

Crawford County Public Health staff will follow-up on positive results three to five days following the event and the National Guard will follow-up on negative results in the same amount of time.