COVID-19 Mass Testing Event
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our mass testing event!
We appreciate all those that turned out to be tested on May 28th, 2020 at the Fairgrounds. The community response was wonderful!
Due to the overwhelming response to the mass testing event, only those with a positive test result and those that marked themselves as symptomatic will be called with their results. A Nixle message is going out that will inform those who participated of this, as well. Please, if you have questions or need a copy of your results for work or another purpose, call the Health Department at 733-6401.
Please keep in mind that this is a “point in time” test: you may still contract the virus at another time. Because it is active disease testing, it also does not tell you if you had the disease in the past.
Due to the large volume of tests, we are still pending some results and are currently unable to post the data from the testing.
We can say that the results so far indicate mostly negative (COVID-19 not detected) results. Additionally, we know that the majority of those that tested were asymptomatic. While the people who tested at the mass testing event self-selected to test, this does give us an indication that what we have been doing is working! With our community seeing increased tourism this summer, the concern for imported cases is high, so please continue to wash your hands frequently, keep a physical distance where possible, sanitize high use areas, and wear a mask when you aren’t able to distance.
Testing is an important mechanism to know what is going on in our community: the more people we test, the better snapshot we will have of disease spread. This event will help us to identify positive individuals (even individuals without symptoms) for COVID-19, so that we can quickly conduct contact tracing to help identify their close contacts and slow the spread of the disease. Please join us for this testing event, and support our efforts to keep our whole community safe and healthy as restrictions ease in the Statewide Health Orders.
DATE: Thursday, May 28th
TIME: 9AM - 7PM
LOCATION: Teton County Fairgrounds. Enter on the recycling side of the fairgrounds, either via Snow King Avenue or Flat Creek Drive.
This will be a completely outside event. We are encouraging folks to drive so our testing staff can come up to your window to swab you and mitigate exposure to others. If you bike or walk, we will try to accommodate you, but please be prepared to wait in line outside--dress accordingly.
PAYMENT: We ask that individuals with insurance please bring their insurance cards, and we will be able to bill most insurances. For those who are under or uninsured, there will be vouchers available for free testing.
WHO should attend: Anyone who lives OR works in Teton County, WY. Asymptomatic (experiencing no symptoms) individuals will be tested.
This is a first come first serve event. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as possible throughout the day. If you come by and there looks to be a long line please come back later in the day.
Thank you to Fire/EMS and Emerg-a-care for co-hosting this event!