Richland Center, WI: Richland County Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon announced that FREE COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events are being CANCELED NEXT WEEK and our future testing location is unknown at this time. Gudgeon states “we will not be testing next Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday and with all the summer events picking up again at the Richland County Fairgrounds, we will have to move our drive-thru testing site to another location. We have been in communication with the local school districts to see if we could utilize a parking lot again like last summer; however, we do not have a new location secured at this time. We are hopeful to reinstate community testing in early June.”
Richland County Public Health Officer, Rose Kohout noted that FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics will continue to be held at Richland County Health & Human Services, 221 W. Seminary Street, Richland Center on WEDNESDAYS from 1-4:30pm. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome for ADULTS ONLY. Appointments are required and a parent needs to be present for children 5-17 years requesting vaccination. Individuals should call Health and Human Services at 608-649-5795 to schedule an appointment.
Richland County residents are encouraged to sign-up for NIXLE alerts by texting 53581 to 888777 or go to www.nixle.com 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:
- Richland County: https://covid.co.richland.wi.us
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html