As we identify more positive cases of COVID-19 in Finney County, KDHE is providing additional testing supplies in an effort to increase the number of tests we perform, provide us more data on our region, and help reduce the spread in Southwest Kansas.
The Health Department will relocate their testing functions to an off-site center at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 209 Lake Ave, Garden City, KS 67846, to perform more tests and reduce the risk of exposure to staff and patients at the Finney County Health Department. Operations at the off-site center are the same COVID-19 functions the Finney County Health Department currently provides.
The off-site center will begin testing individuals on Monday, April 20, 2020 and will be open Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm.
Individuals who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are symptomatic must call the local COVID-19 Hotline to be screened over the phone.
Those who meet the testing criteria will be given an appointment time and instructions to drive through the off-site center to receive their testing.
When you arrive at the fairgrounds, please have your ID held up to your windshield so we can confirm your appointment. Do not get out of your car and keep your windows up until instructed to roll them down.
Individuals without an appointment will be directed to leave the center, call the hotline for pre-screening, and make an appointment if they meet the testing criteria. Tests will not be conducted without an appointment.