Open to Non-Symptomatic Individuals
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The COVID-19 community testing site at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will be open again this week. Public health officials from Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties extended testing to May 19-22. You do not have to be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to receive a test free of charge.
The Wisconsin National Guard will conduct testing Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at FVTC, 1825 N. Bluemound Dr. in Grand Chute. You must be 5 years or older and minors must be accompanied by an adult. While officials are focused on residents of Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties, individuals living outside those areas will not be turned away.
Be Safe Wisconsin partner Mary Dorn, Deputy Health & Human Services Director for Outagamie County, explained how expanded testing will aid in the fight against COVID-19.
“Extended testing will help inform us of confirmed positive cases, which will help us trace contacts,” said Dorn. “The more we test, the more we know about the risk to our community.”
More than 1,000 people were tested last week at FVTC, according to the Outagamie County Executive’s Office.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever (>100.4 degrees); cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Chills or rigors (repetitive shaking chills)
- Muscle aches
- New abnormalities in taste or smell
Testing capacity at FVTC is 300 tests per day. No appointment is necessary. You will be required to stay in your car as you drive through the testing site.