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McDonald County To Host Free Testing For COVID-19 Friday, Saturday

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McDonald County begins its free, two-day community testing event for COVID-19 Friday, June 26.  The far southwestern Missouri County has seen a major spike in new cases of the disease.   

The free testing event for COVID-19 will run from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the McDonald County High School.  That’s at 100 Mustang Drive in Anderson, Missouri.

State health workers and the Missouri National Guard will help conduct the testing event, according to the governor’s office.

Missouri's COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shows McDonald County topping the list statewide this week for having the highest seven-day increase in cases, with an increase of 196% compared to a week ago.

People planning to attend this week’s testing event are asked to pre-register by calling 877-435-8411 or by going to http://health.mo.gov/communitytest.

McDonald County announced over the weekend it had 235 new cases of COVID-19, and county health officials said in a Facebook post they are dealing with “extraordinary circumstances.”

More counties hosting upcoming community testing events include Barry, Cole, Dade, Jasper, Laclede, Newton, Stone, Taney and Wright – that’s according to Governor Mike Parson’s office.

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