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Harrison’s drive-thru test site to open

Harrison’s drive-thru test site to open Harrison’s drive-thru test site to open

Indiana residents of any age who wish to be tested for COVID-19 can do so, free of charge, at Harrison County’s drive-thru test site that will open tomorrow (Thursday) at the May & Joe Rhoads Memorial Pool, located at 2150 Poolside Drive, Corydon.

Testing will be done Tuesdays through Fridays, as well as the first three Saturdays of each month, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The site will also be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The site will be closed on government holidays.

Online registration is the preferred method for making an appointment and can be done at https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/Home/LocationSelection. If registration assistance is needed, individuals may call the Harrison County Health Dept. at 812-738-3237.

Walk-ins will be accepted; however, those persons must still be registered.

For the safety of site staff and volunteers, patrons are required to wear a face mask to this site.

In cases of inclement weather, the testing site will be converted to a walk-thru test site.

The site is scheduled to be open through June 30.

Funding for this testing site is provided by the Indiana State Dept. of Health and local funding sources. The site is a partnership between the Harrison County Health Dept. and Harrison County Hospital.

On Saturday, Indiana moved into the final stage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-stage Back on Track plan to re-open the state.

Since last week, 2,042,146 COVID-19 tests have been conducted throughout the state, up from 1,898,563 the previous week. The number of positive cases has increased from 112,626 to 119,066 in the last week, with 3,385 Hoosiers dying from the virus, up from 3,295 the week prior. Another two deaths have been listed as clinical, bringing the total to 227.

In Harrison County, the death total remains at 25, with two additional clinical deaths. Since last week, an additional 333 tests have been conducted for the virus, bringing the total to 7,215. Of those, 598 have been positive, up 38 from the previous week.

Hoosiers are still to wear masks and practice social distancing when in public.

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