Richland Center, WI:  Richland County Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon announced the number of individuals tested at the FREE COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events held in February.  On February 7th 24 individuals were tested, another 28 were tested on February 10th, 16 on February 14th, 9 on February 21st, and 3 individuals were tested yesterday February 28th.  The results of these 80 tests were included in the appropriate county’s totals once they were received and verified.  Gudgeon reports “unfortunately, we were not able to offer any testing events on February 3rd due to the frigid temperatures and the final day of Thursday testing for the Wisconsin National Guard was February 10th.  However, I’m pleased to announce that Richland County will offer MONDAY testing events on March 14th, March 21st and March 28th.”

FREE COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events will continue to be held in Richland County on MONDAYS from 10am-Noon at the Richland County Fairgrounds WEATHER PERMITTING.  Appointments are not required, but we are asking that those who wish to be tested pre-register at  The schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Monday, March 14th 10am-Noon Richland County Fairgrounds Richland County Event
Monday, March 21st 10am-Noon Richland County Fairgrounds Richland County Event
Monday, March 28th 10am-Noon Richland County Fairgrounds Richland County Event

There are other local COVID-19 testing options.  Individuals who are symptomatic and need a test, should contact the Richland Hospital Clinic at 608-647-6321 or their primary healthcare provider.  Individuals who are asymptomatic (without symptoms) or have had an exposure and need a test for school, work or travel, should contact the Center Pharmacy at 608-647-8918 or Boscobel Pharmacy at 608-375-4466.  Appointments and masks are required at all locations.

Richland County residents are encouraged to sign-up for NIXLE alerts by texting 53581 to 888777 or go to to sign-up to receive emails.  You will then receive up-to-date alerts regarding local COVID testing sites and vaccination clinics, severe weather, public safety, criminal activities, missing persons, traffic issues, and local events.

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, follow Richland County Health & Human Services on Facebook or consult the following websites:

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