A free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event is being held at the Centre at Forest Lakes, 305 Forest Lakes Boulevard, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8.
Healthy Connections is performing the testing, and the event is being hosted by Karen Garcia, District 5 director for the City of Hot Springs. No symptoms or insurance are required to receive the test. It is also a simple, pain-free test.
Health officials continue to stress the importance of COVID-19 testing for anyone who is symptomatic or concerned about possible exposure as the virus can be spread by those who are asymptomatic or presymptomatic.
As of June 24, Healthy Connections had completed more than 2,000 free COVID-19 tests at pop-up events in 10 different Arkansas counties. Healthy Connections also offers COVID-19 testing at two office locations in Hot Springs. For more information on these testing sites and the complete list testing locations in Hot Springs and Garland County, visit https://bit.ly/HSGC-testing-sites or www.cityhs.net/covid-19.