Drive-thru COVID-19 testing next week in Madison

Madison area residents are able to take part in drive-thru COVID-19 testing next week.  It’s part of a partnership with the state Department of Health, the South Dakota National Guard, and Office of Emergency Management, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Madison is one of ten communities where this testing is taking place.  Testing in Madison will take place at Baughman Park on Tuesday from noon until 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton said that registration for testing is necessary.

After registering, individuals will receive an appointment and a test voucher that must be printed and brought to the testing site. People without appointments will only be tested if time slots are not full.

Testing locations will use a self-administered nasal swab for specimen collection that allows individuals to swab their own nose, supervised by trained medical staff. Results are delivered within 3-5 business days.

COVID testing registration