Curbside COVID-19 testing to begin Tuesday at Spokane school sites

UPDATE: The remaining curbside COVID-19 testing dates have been canceled, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. Instead, health officials are partnering with local health care organizations to help patients not currently enrolled in a plan. You can find current testing locations by clicking HERE

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County will offer more locations for curbside COVID-19 testing starting Tuesday. 

The Spokane Regional Health District will provide the testing at multiple school sites. 

Health officials say the testing is aimed for those who don’t have insurance or access to a testing clinic. The testing is free of charge, but health officials are encouraging those who have insurance to get tested at their primary care provider’s office. 

Testing will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at multiple locations depending on the date. Check below for a list of screening sites: 

  • July 7-9: Holmes Elementary 
  • July 14-16: Audubon Elementary 
  • July 21-23: Garfield Elementary 
  • July 28-30: Willard Elementary 
  • August 4-6: Longfellow Elementary 
  • August 11-13: Logan Elementary 
  • August 18-20: Bemiss Elementary 
  • August 25-27: Sheridan Elementary 

According to the health district, you should be tested for COVID-19 if you experience a cough or shortness of breath. Other symptoms include a fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and recent loss of taste or smell. 

If you were recently in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, health officials also advise that you get tested. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

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