Columbia County Public Health has requested assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard to provide free COVID-19 testing. The National Guard will be providing drive-through COVID-19 nasal swab testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 in Wyocena.

This event will be held at the Columbia County Highway Shop, located at 338 W. Old Highway 16 in Wyocena. The free testing is open to the community and appointments are not necessary. In an effort to save time, online registration is encouraged. If you do not register online, you will still be tested. Staff on site will assist in the registration process. Registration should be done no sooner than 24 hours prior to the event. Please register no sooner than Sept. 17 at

Due to the unknown amount of interest, prepare for potential wait times. It is requested that modes of transportation (vehicles, horse drawn buggies, etc.) form a line and stay in the mode of transportation at all times. No restroom facilities will be available on site, please plan accordingly.

The National Guard will be doing the testing, they will be in uniform and full personal protective equipment. Individuals will be contacted with their results within 3-7 business days.

Please visit the Columbia County website at for further guidance and up to date information.

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