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Additional COVID-19 testing clinic planned for Monday in South Omaha

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Posted at 2:49 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 15:49:37-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department announced an additional drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic will take place in South Omaha on Monday.

The drive-thru clinics focus on those who are symptomatic or work in packing plants.

Anyone who wishes to be tested is asked to provide their name and date of birth. Tests are conducted for free.

The testing is a partnership of the health department and the Nebraska National Guard.

“This is a major step in the process of getting COVID-19 under control,” Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. “More testing has been needed and we are making a major effort to meet that need.”

On Sunday, 300 tests were conducted in only a few hours.

“This is only the beginning,” Dr. Pour said. “We are working daily to meet this new challenge for our community."

Monday's drive-thru clinic will take place in the parking lot across from the South Omaha location of OneWorld Community Health Center at 4920 South 30th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additionally, health officials request that individuals complete the REDCap survey prior to arriving for testing to speed up the process.

If individuals can't complete the survey ahead of time, there will be an assessor on site who can help.

See links to the survey below. The links won't be active until after 8 a.m. on Monday.

ENGLISH: https://is.gd/covidtest [is.gd]
SPANISH: https://is.gd/covidtestesp [is.gd]

The health department plans to work with the Nebraska National Guard and other partners through May.