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Porter County COVID test site opens Thursday

Porter County COVID test site opens Thursday

Porter County: Porter County Government Center FILE

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VALPAAISO — The Porter County Health Department has delayed until Thursday the opening day for its new COVID-19 testing site, said Sheila Paul, a member of the agency’s COVID-19 team.

The agency had hoped it would be open Monday.

The new testing site is in the 4-H building at the Porter County Fairgrounds, east of the Expo Center.

Hours for that site will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The site will be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Anyone with questions may call the Porter County Health Department at 219-465-3525 option 2.

A scheduling link will be available at the Porter County Government Facebook page.

The county has information for signing up for testing at the state’s testing site at The county’s sites will eventually replace the state’s site.


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