HHS Brings Free ‘Surge’ COVID-19 Testing to Oklahoma

Mike Seals - November 24, 2020 10:17 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 24, 2020) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – in a public-private partnership with eTrueNorth and state and local officials – will bring free COVID-19 testing to Oklahoma between Nov. 28 and Dec. 19.

Surge testing efforts will temporarily increase federal support in communities experiencing a major uptick in cases and hospitalizations.

“We want to thank HHS for its continued support in protecting the health and safety of all Oklahomans,” Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye, M.D. said. “Across the country, we are experiencing aggressive, rapid, and expanding community spread of COVID-19, including here in Oklahoma. We must do everything we can to flatten the curve, to sustain the health system for both COVID and non-COVID emergencies. Focused testing is key to interrupting the current surge, including the identification of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals. In addition to getting tested, we strongly urge Oklahomans to wear a mask at all times in public, increase physical distancing through significant reduction in capacity in public and private indoor spaces, wash your hands frequently, and get a flu shot.”

Testing at the surge locations is free to the public and available to individuals age 5 and older. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to testing.

Testing locations are drive-thru and by appointment only. Pre-register at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. On-site registration will also be accommodated. An identification card is not required to get tested.

Surge testing sites use the nasal self-swab testing methodology. Test results will be received via email notification within 3-5 days.

The following is a schedule for surge testing locations:

Saturday, Nov. 28

Payne County Health Department
1321 W. 7th Ave.
Stillwater, OK 74074
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Custer County Health Department (Clinton Location)
3030 Custer Ave.
Clinton, OK 73601
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jackson County Health Department
401 W. Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK 73521
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Comanche County Health Department
1010 S. Sheridan
Lawton, OK 73501
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Monday, Nov. 30

Great Plains Coliseum
920 SW Sheridan Rd.
Lawton, OK 73505
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

EMS Bay
300 W. 5th St.
Elk City, OK 73644
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Beckham County Activity Center
310 E. Main
Sayre, OK 73662
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Payne County Health Department
1321 W. 7th Ave.
Stillwater, OK 74074
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Custer County Health Department (Clinton Location)
3030 Custer Ave.
Clinton, OK 73601
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comanche County Health Department
1010 S. Sheridan
Lawton, OK 73501
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Comanche County Health Department
1010 S. Sheridan
Lawton, OK 73501
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Hinton Casino
220 E. Cummins. Rd.
Hinton, OK 73047
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

First Baptist Church
700 W. Petree Rd.
Anadarko, OK 73005
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Great Plains Coliseum
920 SW Sheridan Rd.
Lawton, OK 73505
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Great Plains Coliseum
920 SW Sheridan Rd.
Lawton, OK 73505
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11

Great Plains Coliseum
920 SW Sheridan Rd.
Lawton, OK 73505
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Comanche County Health Department
1010 S. Sheridan
Lawton, OK 73501
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Custer County Health Department (Weatherford Location)
220 N. Bradley St.
Weatherford, OK 73096
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Custer County Health Department (Weatherford Location)
220 N. Bradley St.
Weatherford, OK 73096
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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