Community Testing Site in Ellsworth will Continue with New Hours

Pierce County announced today that the Ellsworth COVID-19 Community Testing Site will continue weekly on Mondays at Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) for the next 3 months. The new hours for this site will be mornings only, from 9AM to 12PM on Mondays. The community is encouraged to keep using this site for a free COVID-19 test if they are experiencing any symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have recently traveled.

At this time, less than 10% of Pierce County residents have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine.  Vaccine supply is getting more robust every week, but it is not yet to the level that would allow everyone who wants a vaccine to get one. AZ Snyder, Health Office/Public Health Director states, “We need to continue masking in public, physical distancing, and testing when we have symptoms or believe we’ve been exposed in order to prevent spread of the virus among our unvaccinated community members while thousands of residents are waiting to be vaccinated.”

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus is eligible for testing. Please note the following:
• All testing is drive-up without appointments. Pre-registration on the day of your test is recommended to
speed up the testing process: https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/
• PPCS is located at the corner or Hwy 10 and Hwy 63 in Ellsworth (enter the testing site on Hwy 63).
• The test is free and no insurance is needed.
• Parents/guardians must be present to consent for testing minors aged 1 to 17. Children under 12
months old are not eligible for testing at this site.

Additional community testing sites are available in the region. Check out the Western WI Public Health Readiness Consortium for a listing of locations: http://wwphrc.org/covid-19-community-testing/.

For more information about symptoms and testing, visit the Pierce County COVID-19 Hub: https://covidpiercecounty-wi.hub.arcgis.com/.