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Testing remains an important tool to keep COVID-19 under control

April 9, 2021 – FYI

You could have COVID-19 and not know it; the only way to find out is to test. While taking a test can be nerve-wracking, it’s an important tool to keep COVID-19 under control in our community.

“There is no shame associated with COVID. I think sometimes there’s a lot of guilt associated with getting the disease and shaming each other. It’s a virus, and the virus is the enemy, and not each other,” Dr. Anne Zink said during the recent Community Q&A.

If you’re feeling even mildly ill with new symptoms like fatigue, chills, cough, fever, or decreased sense of taste or smell, contact your health care provider or call Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000 daily, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to arrange testing. After testing, results are expected within 24-36 hours.

The test provided at the drive-thru testing facility at Hagevig Fire Training Center is non-invasive. Arrive in your vehicle, and staff will administer a shallow, nasal, PCR test.