Here's where you can get a free COVID test in Mount Shasta

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta Herald
A lab technician holds a swab collection kit, Coronavirus COVID-19 specimen collecting equipment, DNA nasal and oral swabbing for PCR polymerase chain reaction laboratory testing procedure and shipping.

The Siskiyou County Public Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday – starting today – at the National Guard Armory building in Mount Shasta from 1:30 to 7 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, or people can make appointments online, said public health spokesperson Angelica Cook. Results take two or three days.

"It is important to get tested so that people will now if they are positive and can quarantine and isolate, and help stop the spread" of coronavirus, said Cook.

Offered are nasal tests for the active COVID-19 virus and infections. They are not antibody tests.

The Armory is located at 618 Everitt Memorial Highway in Mount Shasta.

To make an appointment online, go to Residents without internet can call (888) 634-1123.

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Skye Kinkade is the editor of the Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers and the Siskiyou Daily News. She is a fourth generation Siskiyou County resident and has lived in Mount Shasta and Weed her entire life.