The City of Racine COVID-19 Testing At Festival Hall Extended Through January
As City case rate surges, officials say get tested and stay home
City of Racine – Today, City of Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox announced that National Guard COVID-19 testing at Festival Hall has been extended through January 27, 2022. Hours will continue to be Mondays and Thursdays from Noon until 6pm.
In a statement Dottie-Kay Bowersox, the Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine had this to say:
“As anticipated with the end of the holiday season, COVID-19 cases are at the highest case rate that has been seen throughout the entirety of the pandemic at over 1,600 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. Because of the prevalence of the virus, individuals are encouraged to take advantage of COVID-19 testing at Festival Hall when they are symptomatic and identified as a close contact of a confirmed positive.
Due to the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, Public Health Department personnel may be unable to contact everyone who has been confirmed positive. Due to limited resources, those who are 19 years of age and younger have been prioritized. Individuals who test positive are being requested to notify their schools, employers, and all close contacts including friends, family, and others they may have been around.
If you test positive or are sick, isolate yourself from others even in your own household and wear a face mask. In order to curb the spread of the virus, stay home when ill and wear a face mask consistently and appropriately when in public and when around individuals who are not vaccinated.
Consider getting vaccinated if you are not. Vaccination is the best defense from becoming seriously ill and dying from this virus. It is also our best defense from overwhelming finite systems such as healthcare, fire, law enforcement, and public health.”
Specific testing dates are:
- Monday, January 10th, Noon to 6pm
- Thursday January 13th, Noon to 6pm
- Thursday, January 20th, Noon to 6pm
- Monday, January 24th, Noon to 6pm
- Thursday, January 27th, Noon to 6pm
Note: there will not be testing Monday, January 17th due to the Federal Holiday
As a reminder, pre-registration is strongly encouraged at register.covidconnect.wi.gov to save time at the test site. Testing is free of charge and open to anyone 12 months or older (parent/guardian must accompany minors). You do not have to be symptomatic to get tested.