Updated August 25, 2020
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Okanogan County, Okanogan County Public Health is offering FREE community-based COVID-19 testing in August.
“In order to get our economy, schools, and health back on track, and to control the spread of the disease, it would be helpful for all county residents who are interacting with others to get tested for COVID-19” said Dr. John McCarthy, Okanogan County Health Officer. “A large proportion of the transmission of this virus is thought to be due to people without any symptoms who have no idea they have the disease. Please consider testing and engaging in mask wearing/physical distancing and minimizing group gatherings until we have this back under control.”
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are encouraging everyone in our county to get tested this month. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and help our community, and our economy, recover safely.
Testing will be easy and pain free. You will not be asked to quarantine while you wait for the test results, unless you have symptoms.
This community based COVID-19 testing opportunity is:
- FOR EVERYONE
Updated August 27, 2020
COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE UDPATE: The free COVID-19 Community Testing has concluded. We were tentatively scheduled to continue testing through Aug 30th, however, based on results received and dwindling demand for community testing, Public Health has decided to cancel the last three days of community testing. We were hoping to have one final day of testing tomorrow (Aug 28) in Omak but unfortunately we were unable to secure a location.
COVID-19 testing will continue to be available through local clinics and hospitals. Visit our Symptoms and Testing webpage for locations providing ongoing testing.
THANK YOU to everyone who has turned out for COVID-19 Testing! THANK YOU to all the volunteers and staff who helped during the past two weeks of testing! THANK YOU to the National Guard for supporting our testing efforts in Okanogan County! This massive testing effort would not have been possible without all of you!
It is still very important to continue to practice everyday COVID precautions like wearing a mask and physical distancing. And if you develop COVID symptoms or are in close contact with someone who has tested positive COVID-19, please contact a healthcare provider to arrange for COVID-19 testing.