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Posted on: January 31, 2022

KDHE opens new COVID-19 testing sites in Garden City and Emporia; replaces outdoor sites in Topeka,

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January 31, 2022

KDHE opens new COVID-19 testing sites in Garden City and Emporia; replaces outdoor sites in Topeka, Manhattan and Lawrence


TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is opening new mass testing sites in Garden City and Emporia. Additionally, KDHE is replacing outdoor testing sites in Topeka, Manhattan and Lawrence with new indoor locations to limit weather-related site closures. The following new COVID-19 testing sites will be opened:

Open now:

  • Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City, 409 Lake Ave, Garden City, KS 67846
    • Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Open on 2/1:

  • Clint Bowyer Community Center in Emporia, 2700 W US Hwy 50, Emporia, KS 6680
    • Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Southwest Publishing in Topeka, 4000 SE Adams Street Suite 2, Topeka, KS 66609
    • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open on 2/2:

  • Anderson Ave & Seth Child Road in Manhattan, 3019 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503
    • Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Former Payless in Lawrence, 1540 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047
    • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The following outdoor COVID-19 testing sites will be closed:

  • Closing 2/1 - Walmart California Avenue in Topeka, 2630 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS 66605
  • Closing 2/2 - Manhattan Town Center in Manhattan, 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Closing 2/2 - Walmart Iowa Street in Lawrence, 3300 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66046

Individuals can find alternate free testing sites as well as updated hours and availability at KnowBeforeYouGoKS.com.Additionally, at-home COVID-19 rapid tests are now available for free at https://www.covidtests.gov/ or by calling 1-800-232-0233. All households are eligible to order 4 free at-home tests through the federal government, which will typically ship within 7-12 days.

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