Last night, Governor Beshear announced a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 in Kenton County. The site will begin testing on Wednesday, April 15th in Independence for individuals who met certain guidelines.
Testing is only open to those in Tier 1 & 2 of the priority system who are symptomatic:
- health care workers
- first responders
- ages 65 and older
- chronic health conditions
Testing is free and results will be available within 48 hours. Testing is available by appointment for 250 tests per day. The testing site is located at Summit View Academy (5006 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051).
If you are in one of these tiers, you can begin the appointment process. Please note, appointments do not begin until Wednesday. Appointments are available Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
To learn more and to make an appointment, visit the website. You can also call (888) 852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3).
“We appreciate the work by Governor Beshear, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, the City of Independence and all the partners in making drive-through testing possible,” said Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. “Increased testing capacity is an important component of the next phase of this fight against COVID-19, and I’m hoping the Commonwealth’s approach will help us get there.”
Testing is possible through a partnership with the Governor’s Office, Kroger Health, UPS, Gravity Diagnostics, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky National Guard and Kenton County.
To read the Governor’s full release, visit his website.
All media inquiries should contact the State’s office of Communications: Crystal Staley, Communications Director, or (502) 545-3714 or (502) 564-2611; or Sebastian Kitchen, Deputy Comms. Director, or (502) 330-0799 or (502) 564-2611
Kentuckians can find regular updates and resources including more information about when to seek medical attention and courses of action for those in counties with positive cases at the Kentucky COVID-19 website. They are also urged to visit the CDC website for up-to-date information. Kentuckians who want advice can call the state hotline at 1.800.722.5725 or call their local health care provider.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit their website or follow the NKYHD on Facebook (@nkyhealth) and Twitter (@nkyhealth).