The Jefferson County Health Department is moving its COVID-19 testing site that will be open three days a week for anyone needing a test.
The new site will be at 400 Doctors Court in Johnson Creek. The former testing site at the health department in Jefferson will be closed.
The new site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Testing is free and no ID is required.
The Wisconsin National Guard, in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Jefferson County Health Department, will continue to provide support for this testing program through Dec. 16.
The type of test available at this site will be ‘PCR’ tests, also known as RT-PCR, NAAT, or lab-confirmed diagnostic tests. Rapid, or antigen tests, will not be available.
Who should get tested?
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19
- People who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people should be tested 5–7 days after their last exposure. People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested immediately when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again 5–7 days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop.
- People, especially those who are not vaccinated, who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor settings.
- People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or health department. People who have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus should wear a mask around others pending test results and follow the advice of their health care provider or a public health professional.
Additional information can be found at the Jefferson County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard: https://sites.google.com/view/jeffersoncountywicovid-19/home