Mobile COVID lab in Wichita this week, CARES applications reopened

Sedgwick County’s mobile COVID-19 testing team will in Wichita on Thursday.

Walk-up testing is being offered for free and without an appointment, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the following locations. Testing is only being offered to people with symptoms of COVID-19, or people who have been in contacted with other people who tested positive. Asymptomatic testing is only being offered to first responders and healthcare workers.

  • Thursday, October 1 at University United Methodist Church, 2220 N. Yale, Wichita, 67220

The Sedgwick County Health Department lists the following symptoms as being associated with COVID.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills or shivering
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue or feeling more tired than normal

Hours at the drive-thru testing site in east Wichita are being expanded. Appointments are needed to use the drive-thru site, at 620 North Edgemoor, in the old National Guard building. Appointments are made by calling 211.  ,

  • Starting September 14, Sedgwick County residents with appointments can obtain no-cost COVID-19 testing at the following times:
  •  Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 6:45 p.m.
  •  During the week of September 14, nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs will be collected for testing on all days except from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 when the SCHD will pilot saliva testing at the DTSS.
  •  SCHD will implement more saliva testing the week of September 21.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 testing you’re asked to call 211.

Sedgwick County reopened applications for CARES Act funding for businesses. Small businesses can also apply to receive a PPE supply kit if needed. Applications for both programs can be made by using the following link.

CARES Funding & PPE Kit Application