FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Kroger and the Allen County Department of Health announced Wednesday that they will offer free, drive-through COVID-19 testing beginning this week.
The first testing site will be in the parking lot at Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road in Fort Wayne.
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This site will be open on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dates and times for the following week will be announced at a later date, officials said.
If you would like to receive free testing, you can register online.
Kroger Health says those seeking a test will use a virtual screening tool based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Eligibility is guided by CDC, state and local government recommendations.
Those eligible can select an appointment time in their area.
Then, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork.
Each patient will need to have a photo ID at the testing site and should leave car windows rolled up until a healthcare worker approaches the car and asks the patient to roll down their window.
The drive-through testing location will have a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider, according to a news release.
Kroger says this testing method is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving available personal protective equipment.
Kroger Health professionals say they expect to test as many as 330 people per day.
Results are expected in about 48 hours.