As part of the State of Missouri’s effort to test more citizens for coronavirus, the Adair County Health Department will be providing testing for up to 400 residents of Adair County on Wednesday, April 29, at the NEMO Fairgrounds in Kirksville. Test kits and guidance for the drive-through clinic are provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The clinic is being conducted with the cooperation and assistance of the Adair County Health Department’s community partners in the COVID-19 testing and prevention efforts. The drive-through clinic will be held from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and pre-registration is required. Testing is limited to residents 18 years and older. There are no charges or fees for the test.

You do not have to be suffering symptoms of COVID-19 to register for the test. Testing is limited to 400 residents on a first-come, first-served basis via online pre-registration at Residents who visit the link to pre-register are required to provide specific information before submitting the completed survey. This will limit the information collected during the clinic to symptoms, if any, a resident is experiencing at the time of the test.

In an effort to keep the drive-through testing process as efficient as possible, pre-registrants will be notified of a scheduled time to come to the NEMO Fairgrounds. The testing will be performed by healthcare providers using a swab to obtain a sample from inside the nose, which can cause discomfort. Those tested should be prepared to isolate for 24 to 48 hours or until notified of test results.

Pre-registered Adair County residents should enter the NEMO Fairgrounds from the south entrance on Patterson Street where they will present identification to verify registration. There should be no more than two people in any vehicle entering the Fairgrounds, and only persons pre-registered will be tested.