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Kansas Department of Health and Environment opens indoor COVID-19 Testing Site in Lawrence | News, Sports, Jobs

Kansas Department of Health and Environment opens indoor COVID-19 Testing Site in Lawrence | News, Sports, Jobs

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A technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for testing at a laboratory located in New York’s Long Island. This file photo was taken Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment will open new indoor COVID-19-testing locations to limit site closures due to severe weather conditions, including a new location in Lawrence.

According to a press release, KDHE is replacing outdoor testing locations in Topeka (Manhattan), Lawrence and Lawrence. KDHE will also be opening new mass testing sites at Emporia, Garden City, and Emporia.

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The current outdoor testing facility in Lawrence, located at 3300 Iowa St. in the Walmart parking lot will close on Wednesday. KDHE will open an indoor test site at the former Payless location at 1540 Wakarusa Dr. on the same day. Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

KDHE also notes that COVID-19 rapid tests at home are free. covidtests.gov/Call 1-800-232-0233. All households are eligible for four free at-home testing through the federal government. Usually, they will ship within 7-12 working days.

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