UPDATED: National Guard testing site Friday in Onalaska

Onalaska police provide traffic directions

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse County Health Department is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the city of Onalaska to host a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site.

It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Omni Center.

The event is open to anyone five years or older who is currently experiencing symptoms.

Those with mild symptoms also are encouraged to attend.

The La Crosse County Health Department says be prepared to wait because lines have been long in the past, and will likely be long again on Friday.

Anyone attending the event is asked to register ahead of time. It is not mandatory, but those who register will get through the line much quicker.

Simply register, show your QR code when you arrive, via your phone or with the sheet you printed out when you pre-registered, and you will get through the line faster.

Those who don’t pre-register will have to answer more questions, which will slow the process down for everyone. The more who pre-register, the shorter the line will be for everyone.

Following are traffic directions from the Onalaska Police Department:

• Cars entering from south of the Omni Center, should travel north along Hwy. 35, exiting at the second roundabout onto Mason Street. Travel east on Mason until East Avenue North. Turn right (south) onto East until Riders Club Road. Turn right (west) on Riders Club. Enter one of two testing lanes. Prepare to stop at Omni Center entrance for pre-screening. After testing, exit parking lot, turning right toward Hwy. 35.
• Those entering from north of the Omni Center should travel south along Hwy. 35, exiting at the first roundabout onto Mason. Travel east on Mason until East Avenue North. Turn right (south) onto East until Riders Club. Turn right (west) on Riders Club. Enter one of two testing lanes. Prepare to stop at the Omni Center entrance for pre-screening. After testing, exit the parking lot, turning right toward Hwy. 35.

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*CORRECTION: The date is Friday, July 24, not Thursday.