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Free COVID-19 testing site near Jefferson Square Park open Saturday

The testing site will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that a pop-up COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests will be open again on Saturday, June 13.

Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratories, which provided the free, walk-up only COVID-19 testing last weekend, will again administer the tests, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot bordered by 6th Street, Congress Alley, 7th and Market streets, directly behind City Hall.

“We are still in a pandemic, and I am concerned about the potential for further spread,” said Fischer. “So, we wanted to make it easier for protesters to get tested and take the necessary steps to protect themselves and others.”

No appointments are necessary for the site open. Proof of ID is suggested, not required; but those being tested will need to provide a form of contact information. Proof of health insurance will be accepted, but is not needed to perform the test.

Test results will be made available between 24-48 hours on the Blue Water portal. In the case of a positive test result, the individual will be contacted by a healthcare provider.

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