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Deschutes County offering free COVID-19 testing event Wednesday at Fairgrounds

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No symptoms or ID required; online registration requested

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Deschutes County Health Services is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority to offer a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. 

This testing event is open to anyone. No symptoms or ID are required to be tested. Participants are asked to wear a mask and register online at

Staff will be onsite to register those who are unable to preregister.  Individuals will receive a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and test results will be available in two to three days. 

“We are grateful to be able to provide an opportunity for our community to easily access free COVID-19 testing,” said Deschutes County Public Health Director Nahad Sadr-Azodi. “This event will also allow our teams to prepare for future vaccine clinics at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.” 

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      1. From and the CDC- “Evidence suggests that about one in five infected people will experience no symptoms, and they will transmit the virus to significantly fewer people than someone with symptoms. But researchers are divided about whether asymptomatic infections are acting as a ‘silent driver’ of the pandemic.”…. Now- according to the OHA and Kate brown- in Oregon- it is the Hispanic community that is driving the pandemic- so instead of throwing them out- why are they not getting these vaccinations ? Brown’s roll-out of the vaccine has been like everything else she’s done in Oregon- a complete disaster ! I do wish you would stop protecting her and set her bony shouldered carcass down in a chair to answer the hard questions ! Where’s Feme- he’d do it !

    1. Exactly! Other states rolled out free testing months ago. As usual under Democrat rule here in Oregon we’re months behind other states (specifically red states) in testing and distribution of the vaccine. People from New York and New Jersey are driving to Florida to get vaccinated.

  1. These tests are worthless ! You could get a negative reading- walk into WallyMart- and get infected by a plastic bag of Cheetohs that was delivered and not sanitized ! When is Kovid Kate Brown going to realize that the virus is being transmitted by touched objects more than by face to face contact ? She’s in complete denial of the science and a danger to all Oregonians- she must resign !

    1. Bingo, yes good points. Also funny how people are touching their faces 5000x more than usual to adjust masks. And why no medical waste containers for the masks if they are containing COVID germs..right people?!? Oh and shouldn’t kiwi fruit be banned since it also tested positive for COVID multiple times?

      1. The data on infected products has been rolling out since last spring- when the virus started showing up in frozen food shipments. Further research shows that the virus can indeed actively live on plastic surfaces and cardboard for as many as three days- explaining the massive outbreak over Halloween- all that candy shipped right to the store shelves ! When this all started I went on a personal campaign of Masks-Gloves-and Washing- it was called MuGuWu- “Mask up- Glove up Wash up”… I was ignored them by them science believers- many of who have since become ill or know someone who has. I was then berated for staying healthy- not knowing anyone who suffered the China Virus- oh my- such arrogance ! So here we sit 11 months later- and Kalamity Kate still doesn’t get it ! Sorry- I can’t fix that level of stupidity- nobody can !

  2. Well well well…So many people are FINALLY waking up and realizing that this PLAN-demic is a lie to usher in communism. Literally a muzzle to shut you up. Kate Brownshirt and fellow commies need more positive cases to keep Oregon closed for business. To perpetuate fear. To divide, confuse, and destroy the Oregon we once loved and no longer recognize. Gotta keep those false positive cases and deaths up, right? 2 more weeks…flatten the curve..we’re all in this together..what a joke. Science not compliance.

  3. What happens Barney if you test positive do people in white coats whisk you away to a solitary room at the fairgrounds while they call the governor who then decides rather to innoculate you or let you fend for yourself in isolation while rest of your family is taken away to a safe undisclosed location?

  4. good point truth about. if there is hundreds there and they do super spread that will be more fodder for our governor who Barney says takes a scientific approach to her crusade can have more fodder to keep businesses under her thumb till st patricks day by saying central oregon is a breeding ground for this virus and we all must sacrifice to beat this. I wont be surprised if we are kept in extreme risk till even April.

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