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First Kroger drive-thru testing site opens in Frankfort

People who want a coronavirus test must got to The Little Clinic's website or call to make sure they fit the testing criteria.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — After Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state's partnership with Kroger, the first COVID-19 coronavirus drive-thru testing site opened at the Franklin County Fairgrounds 10 a.m. April 13. 

Testing will go through Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can register for a free test at https://www.thelittleclinic.com/ or calling 1-888-852-2567 (select option 1, then option 3). 

Those who want a test will use a virtual screening tool based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to see if they are eligible. Criteria for testing includes people who are:

  • health care workers 
  • first responders (EMS, fire, law enforcement) 
  • 65-years of age or older 
  • people with chronic health condition (heart disease, lung disease or an immune system-lowering condition like diabetes)

Then, those who are eligible will select a testing location and appointment time. They will receive an email confirmation with pre-appointment paperwork to complete. 

When a person arrives for their test, they should have their photo ID ready and leave their window rolled up for check-in. The drive-thru testing locations will feature a self-administered nasal swab that must be ordered and observed by a provider.

Test results are expected within 48 hours. The Franklin County testing site is expected to handle 250 tests per day.

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