County Public Health offers free antigen testing

You should be tested if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

  • Friday, October 15, 2021 2:27pm
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Island County Public Health’s COVID Response Team is offering free rapid antigen testing for COVID-19.

You should be tested if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle/body aches, fatigue, sore throat, diarrhea, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath and/or loss of taste/smell.

Testing will also be available to those who have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Close contact is defined as being within six feet of a person with confirmed novel coronavirus infection for a prolonged period of time, or as having contact with secretions from a person with confirmed novel coronavirus.

To receive a rapid antigen test no insurance or identification is required, and test subjects will remain in their vehicles throughout the simple process.

Rapid-antigen testing will be available the following dates and times:

* Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor.

* Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at the South Whidbey Resource Center, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley.

* Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor.

To make an appointment, or for more information, call the Island County Public Health call center at 360-678-2301 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or Petite Bryant-Hunt at 360-544-2161 during clinic hours.

If you need help finding a place to get your COVID vaccine, see the state’s Vaccine Locator website at https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov. Those who need further help can call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #.

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