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More COVID-19 testing options coming to Adams County

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QUINCY (WGEM) — The Adams County Health Department is getting ready to expand its testing options.

Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch said they're in the process of setting up a tent in the parking lot to offer more testing options.

He said it's being done through a partnership with SIU Medicine.

"We'll continue to do our response-based testing, but then have a couple of days of generalized, no-screen testing as well, we hope to have stood up here in the next couple of weeks."

Jerrod Welch - Public Health Administrator

Welch said the goal is to have a couple of days a week where people can pull up and get tested, regardless of symptoms.

"We're probably going to be testing anybody. It's going to be a pretty inclusive testing criteria for that. Anyone that wants tested should be able to get one through that. And anybody who really wants a test anyways, but we're targeting symptomatic people through the community site."

Jerrod Welch - Public Health Administrator

As of now, there's not a specific start date set.

Welch said he's also asking the state to set up a rapid testing site at a local pharmacy where results would come in a matter of hours.

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