There will be a COVID-19 testing event held in Columbia on June 1st and 2nd from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. according to a press release from the Department of Health and Senior Services. This event is part of Governor Parson’s plan to increase testing volume in Missouri to 7,500 test a day.
The Boone County event will take place at Hickman High School. The only requirement for individuals who wish to be tested is Missouri residency. There are no symptom or doctor’s note requirements nor do people need to live in Boone County to be tested.
Scott Clardy is the assistant director of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, and says they will be assisting the state.
"From what we understand, it's actually going to be the Missouri National Guard who will be running the testing site," Clardy said. "It's my understanding it's going to be a drive thru site. So, we're excited about that.”
The state’s goal is to test 10,000 people over a 10-day period at events in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson and St. Charles Counties. And they are recommending online pre-registration at health.mo.gov/communitytest.