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Posted on: June 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 testing event in BC this weekend/Evento de pruebas de masas de Calhoun COVID-19

COVID testing event in Battle Creek

All Calhoun County residents are welcome to attend this mass-testing event. Here’s what you need to know [Español está debajo del inglés]:

The testing will be held for drive-thru or walk-up in the NORTH PARKING LOT of the campus. Enter through Roosevelt.

Testing is free and available to all. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for verbal consent.

Transportation to this event on Saturday only is available via Battle Creek Transit bus -- the 2E Emmett-East Avenue route stops at KCC every half-hour, from 9:20 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Buses do not run on Sundays. You can ride Transit fare-free at this time. Please call Transit at 269-966-3474 for help planning your trip.

No ID required. All participants are asked to wear a face-covering and maintain social distancing while awaiting their test.

Safety isn’t just about the virus—multiple lanes will be set up to allow quick testing. No need to show up early and wait in the hot sun, we will get you in and out with minimal waiting! 

The Testing provided is called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This specific type of test is the most reliable test currently available and will tell us who is currently infected with the virus. note: Antibody test results are not yet considered reliable, and the data the results provide regard previous exposure to the virus, not information on a person’s current/active infection with COVID-19. For this reason, they are not useful in CCPHD’s work of contact tracing the disease in our community.

PCR Testing is done by collecting some mucus from your nose or throat. It is collected with a cotton swab, and it might feel a little weird, but it won’t hurt. What is collected will be sent to a laboratory where it will be examined for the virus. It will take a few days to hear back on if the sample has tested positive for the virus (meaning you are sick with COVID-19) or negative (meaning at that time you were not sick with COVID-19).


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Evento de pruebas de masas de Calhoun COVID-19
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sábado 6 de junio y domingo 7 de junio
Estacionamiento norte de Kellogg Community College
No se requiere orden del médico. Todas las personas que asistan serán evaluadas gratis. 

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Todos los residentes del Condado de Calhoun asistir a este evento de pruebas masivas. Personas menores de 18 anos necesita un
padre o guardián para consentimiento verbal.

Esto es lo que necesita saber:
Las pruebas se llevarán a cabo para conducir o caminar en el LOTE DE ESTACIONAMIENTO DEL NORTE del campus. Entra por Roosevelt.

El transporte a este evento el sábado solo está disponible en el autobús Battle Creek Transit: la ruta 2E Emmett-East Avenue se detiene en KCC cada media hora, de 9:20 a.m. a 4:50 p.m. Los autobuses no salen los domingos. Puede viajar en Transit sin tarifas en este momento. Llame a Transit al 269-966-3474 para obtener ayuda para planificar su viaje.

La prueba es gratuita, no se requiere identificación. Se les pide a todos los participantes que se cubran la cara y mantengan el distanciamiento social mientras esperan su examen.

La seguridad no se trata solo del virus: se configurarán varios carriles para permitir pruebas rápidas. No es necesario que se presente temprano y espere al sol, ¡lo llevaremos dentro y fuera con una espera mínima!

La prueba se realiza recolectando algo de moco de la nariz o la garganta. Se recoge con un bastoncillo de algodón y puede parecer un poco extraño, pero no duele. Lo que se recolecte se enviará a un laboratorio donde se examinará el virus. Tomará algunos días volver a escuchar si la muestra ha dado positivo por el virus (lo que significa que está enfermo con COVID-19) o negativo (lo que significa que en ese momento no estaba enfermo con COVID-19).

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