The City of Independence is committed to supporting the local, regional and state efforts to provide adequate testing in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. To this end, the City requested nearly $1 million in CARES Act funding to increase testing across Independence. Beginning in October, free testing will be available to anyone that lives, works or visits the Independence area for services, five to seven days a week with more than 100 testing slots available each day. These tests will utilize a new saliva-based testing system that can be completed in 10-20 minutes with results in 24 to 48 hours. All information will be kept confidential and results will be shared with the State of Missouri and Jackson County Health Department for contract tracing and regional statistics as required by law. At this time, tests are only available to individuals over the age of 18.
Click here to register for available slots in the City of Independence.
Please find below a list of upcoming locations and times:
Check back regularly for updated locations and dates.
Here are some frequently asked questions.
Watch video about the testing manufacturer and see basic instructions Watch testing video
Learn more about the City of Independence’s response to COVID-19 here COVID-19 Response
To learn more about COVID-19 and the response in Jackson County click here. Visit the County Health Department Website
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