UPDATE: Jasper mayor confirms National Guard Armory site for COVID-19 testing

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UPDATE

Jasper, Indiana’s Mayor Dean Vonderheide confirms that the city’s National Guard Armory will be the site for COVID-19 testing.

Mayor Vonderheide says he was informed of the location by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office.

Vonderheide says he has not yet received the information regarding testing dates and times, but believes the public will be notified 48 hours before the test site is due to open.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that Jasper will be one of the sites across the state where Hoosiers can be tested for COVID-19.

Tuesday, Holcomb tweeted that sites across Indiana will open in the next week, to begin large-scale testing of Hoosiers.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb tweeted the above sites for COVID-19 testing, including Jasper and Vincennes. Image courtesy Twitter.

Holccomb says the state will partner with OptumServe for the tests.

In his tweet, the Governor says Hoosiers will not be charged and insurance is not required, but if an individual has private insurance, they should bring that information to get tested.

Holcomb says OptumServe will collect the swabs specimens, and manage the testing and reporting of data, and that the company is providing its own supplies, PPE, testing kits.

The governor says that partnering with OptumServe will increasing Indiana’s overall testing capacity.

Hoosiers will receive results within 48 hours on average, the tweet says, and that results will be provided to the patient via a phone call if the test is positive, or via an email or text if the test is negative.

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(This story was originally published on April 29, 2020)

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