Several COVID-19 testing sites open in Lexington as cases climb after holidays

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Lexington’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program is continuing its work to bring tests to people in the community who need them.(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – COVID-19 cases continue to climb after the holidays, now to the point where our positivity rate is near 12%.

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Officials say testing continues to be an important thing people can do during this wave of new cases. Lexington’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program is continuing its work to bring tests to people in the community who need them.

At Tates Creek Golf Course, staff with Bluewater Diagnostics are continuing to test as part of the mobile testing program. The program has given out over 19,000 tests, all of which are at no cost to the person.

You can get a test either by walking up or driving-through.

Officials are stressing the importance of testing even as vaccines continue to make their way into Kentucky. Until those vaccines become widely available, giving contact tracers data to see where hot spots are popping up can help the city negate some of the virus’s impact.

Of course, hand washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing are also being stressed.

Testing out here at Tates Creek Golf Course will be from 9-4 Friday and Saturday. There’s also another mobile testing site out at Easter Seals Cardinal Hill on Friday from 9-4, and there a number of other places in the city where you can get a test.

Click here for the full list of testing sites in Lexington.

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