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 will not resume until our contract with the state is renewed. Gudgeon reports “we will not be testing next Monday due to the Fourth of July holiday and the site will remain closed the rest of that week. The Department of Health Services is in the process of revising their contracts with all community testing sites and they hope to have the new contracts finalized with testing sites very soon. Emergency Management and Public Health has already signed the contract renewal, but we are awaiting acknowledgement from the state. We fully intend to continue providing this service to the community and anticipate a reinstatement of community testing by Monday, July 11th.”
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 6 months-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