People started lining up at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Teton County Fairgrounds, where the Teton County Health Department is holding a daylong community testing event for anyone who lives or works in Teton County, even if you aren’t showing symptoms of infection.

The health department is offering nasal swab testing, which is aimed at telling if people are actively infected, rather than antibody tests that indicate whether people had it at some point.⁣

The Teton County Health Department asks that people bring proof of insurance if they have it, so insurance companies can be billed. For those without insurance, the department is offering vouchers to cover the cost of the test.⁣

The event began at 9 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m.

As of 10 a.m., officials were anticipating an hourlong wait and are asking new arrivals to come back later in the day.

(2) comments

stevan davis

If you happen to catch the virus tomorrow is the test any good today????

Susan Crosser

I went about noon. The wait was about 1/2 hour. I had the paper to read, and you just stay in your car. Getting a good statistical sample is essential. I was very glad to see how many people were taking the time to add their data to the sample. We may have missed the window for finding all the asymptomatic people (that was probably a month ago) but some data is better than no data, and if there are still people who are contagious out there, they need to know that.

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