Richland Center, WI: Richland County Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon announced that FREE COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events will be reinstated at a new location starting next week. Gudgeon stated “we have secured the CENTRAL PARKING LOT OF THE UW PLATTEVILLE-RICHLAND CAMPUS to continue our drive-thru testing on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS from 10am-11am. Please follow the directional signage as you approach the campus and enter the Central Parking Lot.” Appointments are not required, but we are asking that those who wish to be tested pre-register at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov. The schedule is as follows (subject to change):
|Monday, June 6th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Thursday, June 9th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Monday, June 13th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Thursday, June 16th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Monday, June 20th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Thursday, June 23rd||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Monday, June 27th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
|Thursday, June 30th||10am-11am||UW Platteville-Richland||Richland County Event|
There will be NO TESTING offered at the Richland County Fairgrounds this summer.
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