County, ISDH partner to offer COVID-19 testing

By Herald Staff

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Dubois County Health Department are partnering to hold a free clinic for COVID-19 testing. This is a temporary testing site that is in addition to the current location at 400 S. Clay St. in Jasper.

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 30 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 31. It will be closed on Jan. 1, but will reopen for its last day of operation on Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be located at the Huntingburg event center, 110 E. 14th St., Huntingburg.

Testing will be available to all members of the public regardless of symptoms. Children as young as 2 years of age can be tested with parental consent.

“With the surge in positive cases in Dubois County it is extremely important that we do everything possible to get this virus under control,” said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart. “With an increase of those in our community being tested this will aid us to identify sources and close contacts. We look forward to working with the Indiana [State] Department of Health and very much appreciate their partnering with us in this effort.”

Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, bring that information with you. This clinic will be for walk-ins only and will serve everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

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