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Sedgwick County Commission COVID-19 testing to Wichita Mall

COVID-19 testing site for Sedgwick County, Kansas
COVID-19 testing site for Sedgwick County, Kansas(KWCH 12)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 3:46 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Sedgwick County Commission approved a new location for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday.

Testing is currently done at the Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park, but the health department said it has limited space and created a challenge with more people needing testing.

Beginning Oct. 4, the county will conduct COVID-19 testing at 4115 E. Harry Street in Wichita, also known as the Harry Street or Wichita Mall.

Testing will continue at the Sunflower Shelter in Sedgwick County Park through Sept. 30. You can find other locations for testing in the county, here: https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/sampling-and-testing-information/

Since June, Sedgwick County reports a more-than-600-percent increase in testing. The new space will accommodate that increase and also provide space to let people wait inside when the weather gets colder.

On Wednesday, the Sedgwick County Commission will discuss a new site for COVID-19 testing.

The Sedgwick County Bid Board is recommending that the new COVID-19 testing site move to 4115 E. Harry Street in Wichita, with a potential opening date of Monday, October 4, 2021.

Testing is currently done at the Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park, but the health department said it has limited space and created a challenge with more people needing testing.

The county is currently doing about 300 to 400 tests at the shelter. Health officials anticipate that number will increase as we move into flu season and people get tested to see if they have the flu or COVID.

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