Dane County partners with Boys & Girls Club to bring COVID testing to the community

By Robert Chappell, Madison365.com

For more than two months, Public Health Madison Dane County, with the help of the Wisconsin National Guard, has operated free coronavirus testing at the Alliant Energy Center. Recognizing that not everyone can get there easily — and recognizing that not everyone can wait in line for 90 minutes to get a test — PHMDC is bringing testing to the community.

Starting July 7, PHMDC will operate testing clinics twice weekly at sites throughout the Madison area. The testing sites will be open to all, but the locations were chosen specifically to make testing easy for people of color, said  Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, which has contracted with the County government to coordinate the test sites. Madison365 has also been contracted to help get the word out. Read more …