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Sturgis COVID-19 testing after Rally

Sturgis COVID-19 testing after Rally

COVID-19 testing for Sturgis residents after rally set up

News Release - July 29, 2020

STURGIS, S.D. - The City of Sturgis is partnering with Monument Health to conduct testing of asymptomaticresidents.

Tests will be conducted August, 24 and 25 atthe Sturgis Community Center.

Those residents who would like a test will need to submit an application in advance and provide proof of residency in the form of a SD driver's license, state ID card, or utility bill.

These tests are only available for those residing within the Sturgis City limits and who are not experiencingsigns of illness (asymptomatic). Residents who have symptoms of illness should contact Monument Health forrecommendations and testing.

This initiative is designed to reduce the inadvertent spread of the COVID virus throughout the community by those who are unknowingly infected. Applications are available for pick up at the Sturgis Finance Office, the Sturgis Library, and the Sturgis Community Center.

Residents can alsodownload an applicationfrom the Citywebsite. Completed applications will need to be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the Sturgis Finance Office located at 1040 Harley-Davidson Way during regular business hours beginning at7:00 AM on Wednesday, August 5. Applications will not be accepted prior to August 5.

After processing applications, testing vouchers will be sent to qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.Approximately 780 vouchers will be issued.

Residents who receive vouchers will need to contact Monument Health to schedule a time for testing. Residents will need to bring their voucher to the test site at the designated time and the test will be conducted. Test results may take up to three days.

Monument Health will make notification of all test results by mail, phone, or through the Monument Health patient portal, MyChart.

These tests will be paid for by the City of Sturgis through the CARES Act.

Residents who are employed as frontline workers may qualify for testing through the employer testing portion of this program. Residents are asked to speak with theiremployer to see if they are taking part in this program prior to submitting an application as a resident.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785