Kroger: COVID-19 testing returns

Kroger news release:

Drive-Through COVID Testing Returns

(May 5, 2020) – Free COVID testing returns to Fort Wayne, this week. The partnership of Kroger Health and the Allen County Department of Health will resume the drive-through service on Thursday and Friday.

May 7 and May 8
8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Bishop Dwenger High School
1300 E. Washington Center Road

The first week of testing served 668 people in just two days. Kroger Health expects hundreds more to seek testing this week.

The health department and the Allen County Office of Homeland Security secured a site to expand the service across the county. Next week, and for the remainder of the month, free testing will shift to southern Allen County.

May 14-15, May 21-22, May 28-29
8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Public Safety Academy / Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing

To participate, people will register at: The system’s virtual screening tool will determine eligibility based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plus recommendations from state and local specialists.

The drive-through testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving available personal protective equipment.

Those eligible can select an appointment time in their area. Then, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. Each patient should have a photo ID at the testing site and should leave car windows rolled up until a healthcare practitioner approaches the car and advises the patient when to roll down the window.

Results are expected within approximately 72 hours of testing. The service is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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