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Marathon and Portage Counties hosting free COVID-19 testing

(WAOW) -- Marathon and Portage County Health Departments, with the Wisconsin National Guard, are hosting free COVID-19 testing events.

Testing in Portage Co. occurs on Wednesday, July 8 from 9 am -7 pm, or until tests run out. The testing site is Portage County Health and Human Services in Stevens Point.

Testing in Marathon County occurs on Thursday, July 9 from 12 noon - 8 pm, and Friday, July 10 from 7 am - 4 pm. The testing location is 1011 E Spruce Street in Abbotsford.

At the Abbotsford testing location, Family Health La Clinica will have bilingual Spanish/English health education staff on-site. They will provide information of preventing the spread of COVID-19, what to expect if diagnosed, and answer questions.

The testing is drive through style, and attendees must stay in their vehicles at all times. No appointments are necessary for testing, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Testing is available for anyone five years and older that have been notified that they are in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or are displaying virus symptoms.

Those tested are asked to return home and self isolate until results are returned by the health department or the Wisconsin National Guard.

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