Long lines hamper coronavirus testing


MADISONVILLE, Ky (WEHT) Madisonville Police say due to the weather, drive through testing was held off on Thursday.

Thursday was the third day of free testing at Madisonville-North Hopkins.

It’s also the first full day that appointments are not being required.

According to Madisonville Police, around 1 p.m. Thursday, the full process was taking an hour to an hour and a half. By 3 p.m., tests had become very limited and officials were telling people the wait time had become so long, they would not be accepting anybody who did not heave an appointment.

Judge Executive Jack Whitfield Jr. says he got tested Wednesday.

“I went to get tested and it was not that bad, it wasn’t comfortable but it wasn’t bad,” Whitfield Jr. said.

Whitfield said results should start coming in Thursday or Friday for this site. Hopkins County numbers are already the highest in our area.

Kentuckians can get tested for coronavirus next week at Owensboro Community and Technical College.

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(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)

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