Waukesha County Public Health and Waukesha County Emergency Management announce that the final date of COVID-19 testing at the Waukesha County Expo Center was Tuesday, March 30. This action follows a decrease in demand for testing, fewer active cases of the virus, and the completion of the planned withdrawal of the Wisconsin National Guard at the community testing site.
COVID-19 testing in Waukesha County has now transitioned to clinics, pharmacies, and other locations throughout the county. As of today, March 31, Village Primary Care Providers begins operations in the parking lot of the 1111 Delafield Street building, Waukesha. Testing will be offered Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Our public and private partnerships with the Wisconsin National Guard and Village Primary Care Providers allowed Waukesha County to administer approximately 33,000 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests from the Waukesha County Expo Center since we launched in May 2020,” said Gary Bell, Director of Waukesha County Emergency Management. “PCR tests are considered the gold standard for the detection of COVID-19.”
“It has been essential for individuals to choose to be tested so our contact tracing process could help prevent the spread of the virus in our community,” said Waukesha County Health Officer Benjamen Jones. “Our over-arching, collective goal is to contain the spread of the virus. Individuals should continue to seek testing when experiencing symptoms or exposed to a person positive for COVID-19. Quarantine protocols continue to be practiced even while the vaccine rolls-out in our county.”
There continues to be many locations throughout the county that provide testing opportunities. Testing information about pre-registration, insurance, and location hours is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/testingsites.