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November 23, 2020

Unified Command will close test site certain days over holiday season

Skagit County Unified Command will close the drive through testing site, located at the Skagit Fairgrounds South Gate, on the following days throughout the holiday season:

Thursday, November 26*
Friday, November 27 *
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25*
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1, 2021*

Asterisk (*) indicate County holidays where all county offices will be closed.

The Skagit County test site is located at the Skagit Fairgrounds South Gate, 501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon, 98273. The regular hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. More information about the test site can be found at www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus.

If you are symptomatic or are asymptomatic and have been directed to seek testing by Public Health and need testing on days the site is closed, you are encouraged to reach out to your primary care provider or local clinic. If you are asymptomatic and have not been directed to seek testing, please do not access testing services at this time. Residents should be aware that Northwest Laboratory, who conducts the tests on specimens collected at the test site, is experiencing significantly increased demands for their services. Due to this increase, residents should expect that results take at least a week to be returned.

If you have questions, or need additional information not provided on the website, please call Public Health at 360-416-1500.