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State to host community COVID-19 testing event in Jefferson City on Sunday


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is set to host a community COVID-19 testing event in Jefferson City on Sunday, according to its website.

The event, is scheduled to take place at American Legion in Jefferson City located along Tanner Bridge Road. It is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday and run through 6 p.m.

The drive-thru testing site does not require any appointment or registration however, the department said having a state issued identification card will speed up the process.

Those who get tested at the event, can expect to get a phone call or text with results within three days.

If canceled due to inclement weather, residents can find out by calling 417-362-6398 for the cancelation schedule.

Residents unable to get to Sunday's event in Jefferson City will have another opportunity to get tested at the same location on Jan. 23.

Missourians who are looking to get their hands on a test sooner, can order a free at home test kit from the state's website. The state site is currently seeing a delay in test kits orders until Wednesday due to a large demand and shipping backlog.

This, comes as the state reported 160,536 new tests in the past seven days, up 13.7% from the previous seven according to the state health department's website.

According to the same website, the average turnaround for COVID-19 test results is currently 1.6 days in the state of Missouri.

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Ben Fein

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  1. Testing has already increased to the point supplies are limited. The DHSS wants MORE. After all, more testing equals more cases equals better propaganda. Testing has become akin to an addiction for some, who get their multiple positive tests counted as multiple cases.

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