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Many COVID-19 Testing Sites Report An Uptick In Appointments

University of Kentucky

The number of people wanting to get tested for COVID-19 before Christmas and other winter celebrations appears to have ramped up. Several clinics in central Kentucky are booked days in advance for Coronavirus testing. Micah Ehrman is one of the clinicians administering Coronavirus tests at UK’s drive-through testing site in the blue lot at Kroger Field.  He says there has been a steady stream of traffic for days. “We were getting around a thousand people per day and then this weekend we were sitting around under a thousand, and then we got appointments the morning of and went well over a thousand per day. So it’s been pretty hectic, understaffed a little because some staff members are leaving for the holidays but overall it’s been running smoothly getting everyone through and tested.”

The testing is free and you can sign up for an appointment at http://lexington.wildhealth.com  The Kroger Field location is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Free public testing is also offered at Eastern State Hospital off Bull Lea Road from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The confirmation e-mail says you should expect results within 48-72 hours but it could be sooner. Some employees here at WUKY received results the same day they were tested.