Milwaukee, May 18, 2020 – Pick ‘n Save and Kroger Health, in partnership with the Kenosha County Division of Health, will provide free, drive-through COVID-19 testing in Kenosha.
Pick ‘n Save Kenosha South – Hwy 50
5710 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
(Parking Lot – South Side)
May 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23/May 26, 27, 28 & 29
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Community members can register at: http://krogerhealth.com/covidtesting . Eligibility will be established by a virtual screening tool based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with recommendations from state and local health authorities.
Those eligible can select an appointment time in their area. Then, registrants will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork. Each patient should have a photo ID at the testing site and should leave their car windows rolled up until a Pick ‘n Save pharmacy associate approaches the car and advises the patient when to roll down the window.
The drive-through testing location has a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider. Kroger determined this testing methodology is beneficial as it increases the number of tests that can be provided while conserving available personal protective equipment.
Pick ‘n Save pharmacists expect to test as many as 260 people per day. Results are expected within approximately 72 hours.
“This work, like all the work we do, is guided by our values and Our Promise to Feed the Human Spirit,” said Colleen Lindholz, President of Kroger Health. “As we continue to create partnerships that offer easy-to-access testing, we are proud of our commitment to serving our customers and our communities. The Kroger Co. will donate all professional services at the drive-through testing facilities, including orders and observing the COVID-19 test.”
“We are excited for our Pick ‘n Save pharmacy team to work with Kroger Health to provide free COVID-19 testing. Testing is one of the most important tools in the fight to slow the spread of the Coronavirus,” said Michael Marx, President, Roundy’s Division.
“We are thankful to Kroger Health and Pick ‘n Save for their generosity in helping us meet our objective to test more people in Kenosha County,” stated Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit. “This is yet another tool for us to add to our toolbox as we continue to fight this virus.”
The service is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
James J. Hyland, Roundy’s VP of Communications and Public Affairs will be available on site for media interviews May 19, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.
Members of the media are asked to remember HIPAA rules. Please shoot no faces, license plate numbers or anything that might identify a patient.