To meet the needs from this community for asymptomatic COVID testing and to provide a variety of testing hours, Churchill County will increase its testing efforts at the fairgrounds to Monday through Friday in the month of December.
Starting on Dec. 1, testing dates and times at the fairgrounds for the general public will be:
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:30 a.m. to noon (excluding Christmas)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
As always, testing at the fairgrounds is free to anyone wanting a test.
“We continue to urge people to pre-register and make an appointment by calling (775)423-6695, option 2,” said Shannon Ernst, social services director. Leave your name and number and staff will return the call to get you scheduled.
Tests performed at the fairgrounds are sent to the Nevada State Health Lab in Reno. Due to high caseload and demand at the State Health Lab, results usually take about a week to be returned to the county. Once test results are received at the county, staff calls every person tested to give them their results, whether positive or negative. If test results are positive, further resources and instructions are provided.
Current county test numbers may be found at: www.churchillcountynv.gov/covid-19 and are being updated several times a week, excluding weekends and holidays.