Ald. Khalif Rainey
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Alderman Rainey encourages 7th District residents to utilize free COVID-19 testing

News Release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

By - May 13th, 2020 09:20 am

Beginning earlier this week (Monday, May 11) two public testing sites opened in Milwaukee offering free COVID-19 tests to anyone who desires to get tested. Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is urging residents of the 7th District to take advantage of the nearby free testing facility at the Midtown Center at 5825 W. Hope Ave. Testing at Midtown has been slightly reconfigured to accommodate testing demand.

“Having free testing available within the community is an important step toward finding out the scope of this virus and ultimately overcoming it,” said Alderman Rainey. “The 7th District has seen a high concentration of positive COVID-19 cases, so I encourage residents to utilize this free testing option should they feel the need to get tested. If you have symptoms, have come in close contact with a confirmed case, continue to work in a public facing job or live in a neighborhood with a large amount of positive cases, head to the Midtown Center to get a test.”

Both the Midtown Center location and UMOS location at 2701 S. Chase Ave. are open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. for testing and no appointment or doctor’s referral is necessary.

For more information on testing and other COVID-19 related inquires call 2-1-1 to speak to a trained health professional or visit Milwaukee.gov/coronavirus.

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