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Free COVID-19 testing to be available at Red Mile beginning this week

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 14:55:28-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Red Mile will host the Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program for free COVID-19 tests for the next two weeks, Mayor Linda Gorton announced Monday.

“Thanks to The Red Mile,” Gorton said. “Testing becomes more and more important as the number of cases continues to grow. We’ve had a disheartening start to November, as we’ve experienced record-breaking numbers of positive cases in Lexington. It’s still very important to follow public health recommendations … maintain a six-foot social distance, wear a face mask, wash your hands, and get tested regularly.”

This week, testing will be available, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 1200 Red Mile Road. Next week, testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 19 to 22.

The mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program provides public testing at no cost to the individual. Testing is available without an appointment, with both walk-up and drive-up options.

Since starting the mobile testing program in late June, nearly 14,000 tests have been administered in 58 testing days.

As of November 9, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department reported a total of 12,468 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 102 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Click here for more information about additional testing sites.