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Coconino County COVID-19 Surge Testing A Success So Far

Coconino County’s surge testing for COVID-19 has been a success so far. Testing is taking place at three locations, Fort Tuthill County Park, the Motel 6 parking lot on West Route 66 in Williams and at the Northern Arizona University University Union Fieldhouse. Health officials say as of August 17th, there have been 2,112 results reported from surge testing, 1,193 alone coming from NAU. Of those results there have been 28 positive tests, which is a 1.3-percent positive. There is no word on where the positive tests were collected. Surge testing continues through Monday at all three sites. At Fort Tuthill and in Williams, testing will take place from noon until 8 p.m. At NAU, the Fieldhouse will be open for testing daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. This location is open not only for NAU students, but for all Coconino County residents. Free parking is available on the upper levels of the San Francisco Parking Garage. People seeking a test at a surge site are asked to register in advance to expedite the testing process. To register log onto doineedacovid19test.com. For more information, log onto coconino.az.gov/covid19.