Lexington to hold drive-thru testing locations beginning Friday

Testing made available to anyone at Kroger Drive-Thru locations
Posted at 5:26 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:32:37-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced in his press conference on Wednesday that Lexington will be one of the four new cities to have drive-thru COVID-19 testing, beginning as early as Friday.

Also, all of the Kroger drive-thru testing locations in the state will allow anyone to sign-up who wants to receive a test. This does not apply to Walgreens locations, which was announced to be holding drive-thru testing locations beginning this week.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton had more specifics on the two new testing locations in Lexington.

Starting Friday April 24th, there will be drive-thru testing available at Walgreens at 2296 Executive Drive available 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.

Starting Monday April 27th, drive-thru testing will be available through Kroger at Bluegrass Community and Technical College at 500 Newtown Pike. That testing site will be available Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Gorton says it’s important for testing options to be available in African-American communities and that’s why the BCTC testing option is being offered.

"These new testing opportunities will help our city move closer to ending restrictions," said Gorton. "We will slowly move from healthy at home to being healthy at work."

Owensboro and Bowling Green will open drive-thru testing locations beginning Tuesday.

Governor Beshear added that the state hopes to have 1,500 tests per week at each of the four locations over the next two weeks.

If you would like to sign up to get a test, visit

Governor Beshear also announced 196 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,373. He added that there have been 14 new corona-virus related deaths, bringing the total to 185 in Kentucky.

Of the 3,373 cases, there have been 1,311 recoveries.

The state is also in the process of beginning Phase I of opening hospital and healthcare services, which is set to begin on Monday.