The Missoula Metropolis-County Well being Division’s COVID-19 testing clinic is now providing free testing for residents who’re planning to go away the state.
“MCCHD has seen unimaginable demand for this service from our neighborhood and is happy to supply this to Missoula County residents,” Missoula County Well being Division spokeswoman Hayley Devlin stated in a Friday press launch.
Devlin stated her workplace will get numerous inquiries from individuals questioning about testing for journey. “We get calls daily,” she added.
The well being division encourages residents to guide a check with loads of time to obtain the outcomes if they’re required by the journey vacation spot, as labs are solely open on enterprise days.
The checks administered are commonplace polymerase chain response (PCR) checks, the discharge stated. It’s as much as the traveler to know whether or not an ordinary PCR checks meets the necessities of the journey vacation spot.
PCR check outcomes normally take about two to 5 days since outcomes need to be despatched to the state lab, Devlin stated. Fast testing isn’t an possibility since PCR outcomes are normally extra correct.
Residents are additionally inspired to think about getting COVID-19 checks after they return from their vacation spot to restrict the unfold of circumstances and any new variants within the Missoula neighborhood.