March 24, 2020
COVID-19 swabbing station opened in Riley County
On March 23, the Riley County Health Department launched a drive-through swabbing station in partnership with Konza Prairie Community Health Center. The station will provide COVID-19 testing for pre-screened patients only. Testing will be available to people who have written orders sent to the Riley County Health Department from a health care provider.
"The swabbing station is being established to provide an additional resource for the community," said Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. "The goal is to streamline the testing processes and promote a more efficient use of the personal protective equipment available in the area."
Testing will not be available to the general public. Patients must be prescreened by a medical professional to rule out other illnesses and have a written referral prior to arrival. Individuals without a doctor's order will not be tested.
Residents who believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, should call their medical provider or Riley County's screening call center at 785-323-6400 for guidance.
Read more about the swabbing station in the March 23 announcement.