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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Get tested for COVID-19 before Juneteenth celebrations

Juneteenth testing event: June 16 from 3-6 p.m. at O'Reilly Center for Hope.

To help keep COVID-19 transmission low, Springfield-Greene County Health will host a testing event before Juneteenth and Father’s Day gatherings this weekend.

Walk-in, non-symptomatic testing will be available from 3-6 p.m. June 16 at the O’Reilly Center for Hope (1518 E. Dale St). Getting tested before gathering, even if you are not showing symptoms, is an important way to keep COVID-19 transmission low and protect individuals at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness. 

“March Kits” will also be distributed for free at the testing event to use during Juneteenth celebrations, so folks can celebrate safely. The kits include two at-home antigen tests, hand sanitizer, surgical masks and sunscreen. Attendees of the United Community Change Freedom Walk on June 18 are welcome at the Springfield-Greene County Health sponsorship table for more outreach materials.

Many of this weekend’s celebrations are scheduled to take place outside in high temperatures. It’s important to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed of heat-related illnesses when spending time outdoors in extreme heat. Be prepared by visiting health.springfieldmo.gov/summer.

For more information about COVID-19 testing and availability, visit COVIDTesting417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.

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Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].

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