INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) — As the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise, the Indiana State Department of Health announced Saturday that it is partnering with local health officials in four cities to hold free drive-thru testing clinics for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers who have symptoms of COVID-19.
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Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13-17 at the following locations:
- CK Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St., Evansville
- Ivy Tech, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
- St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary
- Ivy Tech, 8204 Hwy 311, Sellersburg
ISDH says participants should bring a driver’s license or other State of Indiana-issued identification card and documentation of place of employment.
Only symptomatic individuals will be tested.
Tests will be conducted as long as supplies last and will be limited to one individual per vehicle.
“We are so grateful to the state for bringing this service to symptomatic front-line workers in our community,” said Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan.
Essential workers are those identified by Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order 20-18, which can be found below.
As of April 11, 7,435 Hoosiers are known to have contracted the novel coronavirus, including 537 additional cases reported Saturday.
More than 39,000 test results have been reported to ISDH.
A total of 330 Hoosiers have died.
Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH.
ISDH also announced beginning Monday, April 13, their dashboard will be updated at noon each day.