Two coronavirus testing sites open this month in South King County

Sep 1 2020, 9:56 am

Although the first case of COVID-19 in Washington appeared this February, coronavirus is very much still active around the state. Those looking to get tested for the virus can do so at two new walk-up test sites in South King County.

The sites are located in Auburn and Renton, and are both open Monday through Saturday. The Auburn site, located at the east side of the General Services Administration (GSA) property along C Street SW at 2701 C Street SW, is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, while the Renton site, 805 SW 10th Avenue, will be open beginning September 8 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Appointments should be made online prior to arrival.

Seattle and King County Public Health Officials recommend anyone with symptoms or who has been in protests lately be tested right away. “If you attended recent protests, you should assume you have been exposed. You are strongly urged to get tested for COVID-19, even if you are not showing symptoms,” says the webpage of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health in Seattle and King County, has stated that testing is important to “ensure timely medical care when necessary and to stop COVID-19 from spreading” by allowing those who test positive and their close contacts to quickly separate themselves from others in their households and communities.

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