Racine County COVID-19 Testing Sites | Local News I Racine County Eye

The number of COVID-19 is increasing in Racine County. According to COVID-19 (Racine County) data reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the following statistics present:

  • A total of 38,814 people in Racine County have had one confirmed case of COVID-19 by date of symptom onset or diagnosis as of 1/11/22
  • A total of 507 people in Racine County have died from COVID-19 as of 1/11/22
  • 10,277 new confirmed cases (as of 1/11/22) of COVID-19 have been added to the Wisconsin system for a 7-day average of 9,675 cases per day.

COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or the antibodies your body makes after contracting COVID-19 or after being vaccinated, depending on the type of test.

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 tells you if you had an infection at the time the test was done. In contrast, the antibody test tells you if you have the antigens.

According to the CDC, testing is very important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Diagnostic laboratory test (PCR)
RT-PCR diagnostic panel test
  • Most turnaround times within 72 hours (varies by location)

  • Samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis

  • Meets pre-trip testing requirements
  • Rapid diagnostic test (ID NOW)
    Rapid molecular test
  • Results are available within 24 hours

  • Samples are tested on site

  • Meets most pre-travel testing requirements, including Hawaii
  • Rapid antigen test
  • Results are available in an hour or less

  • Available for home use

  • Available for use in select facilities

  • Can meet pre-travel testing requirements; check with your destination
  • Types of tests to detect COVID-19

    COVID-19 tests are able to determine if you have the COVID-19 virus. Whether you suspect you have COVID-19, have been in contact with someone with the virus, or need a test result for an obligation, it’s important to know where to go.

    Most tests are free and can be found at pharmacies, health clinics, schools, and community centers. Additionally, home tests can be purchased online. Average online home test costs are around $25. However, you will have to wait for shipping when purchasing online. It is recommended to buy tests online to have them at home in advance.

    Starting tomorrow, Jan. 15, the Biden-Harris administration’s COVID-19 “Exiting the Pandemic” action plan requires insurance companies to cover the cost of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at home. Individuals are entitled to eight free tests each month.

    “Under the leadership of President Biden, we are demanding insurers and group health plans make testing free for millions of Americans,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said. More details on this new development can be found in this article: COVID-19 home tests covered by insurance from 15 January.

    The following information will guide you in finding a test that suits your needs.

    Pharmacy COVID-19 test

    Pharmacies: Trials available:Planning:
    Walgreens

    Diagnostic laboratory test (PCR)
    Rapid diagnostic test (ID NOW)
    Rapid Antigen Test (BinaxNOW)
    Check individual stores for home testing
    Schedule a free test online
    Drive-Thru test for children 3 years and older
    CVS Pharmacy

    Diagnostic laboratory test (PCR)
    Rapid diagnostic test (ID NOW)
    Rapid Antigen Test (BinaxNOW)
    Check individual stores for home testing
    Schedule a free test online
    Driving tests
    Walmart/Quest DiagnosticsDiagnostic laboratory test (PCR) – Medical prescription required
    1. Schedule an online test
    2. Follow the instructions via the confirmation email
    3. Meet at the Walmart Pharmacy drive-thru location, 5625 Washington Ave.
    4. View your results on the MyQuest website

    COVID-19 testing sites

    The Racine Unified School District is participating in the federally funded COVID-19 testing program. This is optional and students will only be tested if parent/guardian consent has been given. No appointment is necessary, but please register online in advance.

    How to register your child for the COVID-19 test

    Parents/guardians will register their child via the Track by Novir digital system and complete a unique consent form for your child(ren).

    Register first, as a parent (head of household), then add your child (household member).

    *Please contact your child’s school nurse if you are unable to get to any of these sites and would like to take a COVID test. Students can also receive a COVID test at any community testing site or health care provider.

    schooldirectionsHoursAccessible to ADAs
    Gilmore fine arts2330 North West Ave.
    Enter by door 10, consult the access plan
    From Monday to Friday:
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Yes
    Mitchell K-8 2701 Drexel Ave.
    Enter by door 8, consult the access plan
    From Monday to Friday:
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • No, the entrance has stairs.
    Housing work.
    SC Johnson Elementary School 2420 Kentucky Street
    Please park on Oregon St.
    Enter by door 14, consult the access plan
    From Monday to Friday:
  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Yes
    RUSD test sites

    Community test sites

    Site:Hours:Additional information:Type of test:
    Party Hall – 5 Fifth St.• Thursday January 13,
    Noon until 6 p.m.
    • Thursday 20 January
    Noon until 6 p.m.
    • Monday January 23,
    Noon until 6 p.m.
    • Thursday January 27,
    Noon until 6 p.m.
    Anyone 12 months and older can be tested.
    Parents/guardians must accompany minors.
    No appointment is necessary.
    Online pre-registration.
    PCR
    Free COVID Test Mount Pleasant – 6026 Washington Ave.
  • Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary. Free rapid antigen test – results are given verbally within 15 minutes and email confirmation is given within 3 hours.

    PCR test not available, but expected to resume in late January.

    Root Free COVID Test – 4301 Washington Ave.
  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary.
    Free rapid antigen test – results are given verbally within 15 minutes and email confirmation is given within 3 hours.

    PCR test available

    Root Free COVID Test – The Moose Lodge, 5530 Middle Rd.
  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Sunday: Closed
  • No appointment is necessary.

    Please note that testing takes place in the parking lot and is not affiliated with Moose Lodge.

    Free rapid antigen test – results are given verbally within 15 minutes and email confirmation is given within 3 hours.

    PCR test available

    Community test sites

    COVID-19 antibody test

    This test verifies antibody to COVID-19. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or vaccinated, your body produces antibodies as part of your immune response. Antibodies are blood proteins produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies chemically combine with substances that the body recognizes as foreign, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood to eliminate them.

    COVID-19 antibody tests are not used to determine or validate the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. It does not confirm or refute the diagnosis of COVID-19. Patients who have COVID-19 antibodies should continue to follow CDC guidelines to avoid getting a COVID-19 infection. This test allows individuals to see how well their immune system has responded to the vaccination or infection.

    Where can you receive the antibody test locally? There is no location in Racine County that offers antibody testing. However, the following locations are nearby:

    • CVS – 3710 57th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53144
    • CVS – 1650 Farwell, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • CVS – 2020 E Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, IL 60046
    • Labcorp – 613 N 36th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
    • Quest Diagnosis

    COVID-19 information

    The Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens are committed to posting the most current and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in our Coronavirus section. View both the Racine County COVID-19 Dashboard and the Kenosha County COVID-19 Dashboard offering real-time statistical reports (updated Monday through Friday) for Racine and Kenosha counties.


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    COVID-19 vaccination

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