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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site to be Held in Chilton

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Free COVID-19 community testing will be available at the Calumet County Fairgrounds for three days next week through a collaboration between the Wisconsin Army National Guard and health departments of Calumet County, City of Menasha, City of Appleton, Outagamie County, and Winnebago County, as well as the Calumet County Fair Association, Red Cross and the Emergency Management teams from the tri-county area.

“With our increase in positive cases in Calumet County and with schools in our area starting soon we felt the need to make testing more accessible in our community,” said Bonnie Kolbe, Calumet County Public Health Officer. “We are appreciative of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and our Calumet County area partners to bring this testing to our area.”

Anyone is encouraged to get tested, even if you are NOT experiencing any symptoms. The community testing site is available to those ages five and older. Contact a pediatrician or healthcare provider for children under five years old.

Testing Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Testing Site Details:

  • Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton (MAP)
  • Enter through the South Entrance off of County Highway G
  • Exit the testing site on to West Chestnut Street
  • Drive-thru testing only; the public will remain in their vehicles throughout the entire process
  • Traffic control will be provided by the City of Chilton and Calumet County

No appointments are necessary. Online registration via your smartphone will be required once you arrive at the testing site. Staff will provide more information at that time and will be available to assist anyone who does not have the capability to register.

While you are waiting for your test results, it is important that you limit contact with others to prevent the spread of the virus should you test positive. Test results should be received via email and/or phone call within three to seven business days. A hotline will also be available to call if no test results are provided after waiting five days or if you want a copy of your results.

Additional information:

  • Testing is available to any Wisconsin resident
  • NO symptoms of COVID-19 are required
  • Antibody testing is not available
  • No appointment is needed
  • Walk-up testing is available, but not preferred
  • A doctor’s referral is not required
  • Daily testing capacity will be 500 tests
  • Members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard will conduct the testing
  • Language translation will be available
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can consent to the testing

For additional information on the community testing site, visit 

www.calumetcounty.org/881/Chilton-COVID-19-Testing-Site.


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Information for media:

Press will not be admitted on the testing site. It is important that you do not take any photos or videos where a testing attendee can be identified.

If you would like to schedule a pre-event interview, please contact Kimberly Tenerelli, Calumet County Corporation Counsel and PIO, (920) 849-1443, kimberly.tenerelli@calumetcounty.org.

Bonnie Kolbe, Calumet County Public Health Officer, will be available onsite (at the West Chestnut Street area near the fairgrounds) on Tuesday, August 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for media requests.

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