A new coronavirus test site opens this week in West Seattle

Aug 27 2020, 1:35 pm

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 will be able to do so Friday at the new walk-up test site in West Seattle.

The site, located at 2801 SW Thistle Street (Chief Sealth High School) is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30.

An appointment should be made online prior to arrival.

Seattle and King County Public Health Officials are recommending that 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.

Health Officer for Public Health in Seattle & King County Dr. Jeff Duchin has previously 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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