Curbside COVID-19 Testing at Two Spokane Area School Sites Cancelled Due to High Temperatures and Construction

Curbside COVID-19 Testing at Two Spokane Area School Sites Cancelled Due to High Temperatures and Construction

Jul 21, 2020

Media Contact:  Kelli Hawkins (509) 994-8968.khawkins@srhd.org

Spokane, Wash. – Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) announced the cancellation of curbside COVID-19 testing this week at Garfield Elementary due to high temperatures and next week at Willard Elementary due to road construction at the school site. 

 Spokane County health officials also announced that future school sites are on hold for review. The intention of this type of service is to ensure the testing reaches those who otherwise have no access to free COVID-19 testing service.  

SRHD representatives said that individuals who are underinsured or do not have a primary care provider and meet the COVID-19 symptom criteria should continue to refer to www.srhd.org for the locations of free COVID-19 testing clinics. In addition, the following testing options are currently available:

  • Airway Heights MultiCare community testing – Mon., Wed., Fri. – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • RiteAid – make an appointment at www.riteaid.com, Spokane on Division and in Spokane Valley
  • CHAS Clinics community testing 

A complete list and map of COVID-19 screening locations in Spokane County is available at here.

Individuals who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of age or health status, should be assessed for COVID-19 testing.  

Generally, people with the following new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are eligible for testing.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

Individuals who have been informed that they were in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, or who work in a high-risk environment (such as a long-term care facility), are also encouraged to be assessed for testing.   

SRHD provided the following points to help individuals answer the question, “How do I know if I was exposed?”  

  • Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19
  • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19
  • Being within six feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes
  • Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.)