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COVID-19 testing site to open at Churchill Downs Monday

A line of about six people wait in line outside a strip mall, where a free COVID-19 testing site has been set up. 1010 Clarks Lane, Louisville, KY. Dec 26, 2021
People wait in line for COVID-19 testing in Louisville Dec. 26.

A new COVID-19 testing site will open at Churchill Downs Monday.

The new site will operate Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the racetrack's orange parking lot.

The site is a partnership between Louisville Metro and Bluewater Diagnostics, which operates several testing facilities around the state.

The testing at Churchill Downs will feature six lanes for drive-through testing. 

“We have one that is dedicated to the employees and staff of Metro Louisville,” Dina Shawn, a spokesperson with Bluewater Diagnostics said. “We have one that is dedicated to rapid testing, and all four other lanes are dedicated to public testing.”

Shawn said that people should get their results within 48 to 72 hours.

Those wishing to receive a test at the Churchill Downs location will need to pre-register online.

They will also need to bring a government-issued ID and health insurance card. Those without insurance will need to provide their social security number.

Shawn said there is no end date currently scheduled for the site and that it will be open “indefinitely.”

Breya Jones is the Arts & Culture Reporter for LPM. Email Breya at bjones@lpm.org.

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