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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows the appearance of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Submitted / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ELLSWORTH -- With COVID-19 cases increasing and local hospitals and clinics strained by high numbers of patients looking for testing, Pierce County Public Health will reopen the Ellsworth COVID-19 Community Testing Site on Thursday, Sept. 16. 

The drive-thru testing site will begin twice per week testing on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services. This community site will compliment the daily one at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

“COVID-19 testing at our Ellsworth site is free and quick, with no appointment needed. If you can’t get into your doctor for a test, this is meant to be an alternative available to you,” said AZ Snyder, Pierce County health officer. 

“While there are several nearby COVID-19 testing locations through clinics and UW-RF, reopening this site will make it even more convenient for our community to access a test, without having to travel far,” Snyder added.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus is eligible for testing. Please note the following:

  • All testing is drive-up without appointments. Pre-registration on the day of your test is recommended to speed up the testing

  • PPCS is located at the corner of Highways 10 and 63 near Ellsworth; enter the testing site on Highway 63.

  • The test is free and no insurance is needed.

  • Parents/guardians must be present to consent for testing minors aged 1 to 17. Children under 12 months old are not eligible for testing at this site.

For more information about symptoms and testing, visit the Pierce County COVID-19 Hub:


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