Online COVID-19 testing registration tool helps decrease wait times at Alliant

By Briana Reilly, The Cap Times

State health officials are looking to cut down long wait times in drive-thru community COVID-19 testing sites with the implementation of a new online registration tool.

The rollout of COVID Connect comes after Madison’s Alliant Energy Center logged complaints in recent weeks of four-hour-plus wait times as the site often saw thousands of people lining up each day to get tested.

In addition to opening up more driving lanes — the Alliant is now up to six — plus its walk-up line for bicyclists and pedestrians, National Guard officials staffing the site began piloting the new registration system that local public health officials said decreased some wait times to under 10 minutes this week. Read more …