Everett opens appointment only drive-through testing site

Everett opens appointment only drive-through testing site
Coronavirus test site in Everett (KIRO 7 News)

EVERETT, Wash. — A new appointment-only drive through testing site opened in Everett Monday.

The site is in a large parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium at 3900 Broadway.

High-risk Snohomish County residents with coronavirus symptoms, including those who work in healthcare, public safety or critical infrastructure, can get free testing.

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Testing is by appointment only. Those who have no symptoms or don’t meet the requirements below will not be eligible.

Requirements:

--Experiencing symptoms (cough, fever of at least 100.4, sore throat and/or shortness of breath)

AND

--Working in healthcare, public safety, or critical infrastructure like grocery stores, restaurants, shelters, gas stations, public utilities, child care, or correctional facilities OR

--60 years of age or older OR

--Someone with underlying medical conditions or a weakened immune system OR

--Currently pregnant

People still should contact their doctor if they have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat and/or shortness of breath.

A website has been set up at https://redcap.link/Snohomish-COVID-19 where people will be asked a series of questions and, if they meet testing requirements, will be given an appointment.

Appointments will be opened for one week at a time. For the week of March 23, testing appointments will be Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with appointments in 15-minute time slots. The Snohomish County Health District initially expects to test 180-200 people each day, but hopes to expand days and/or hours soon.

More information also is available at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing.