Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are expanding drive-through testing of COVID-19 to all first responders who meet testing criteria within Livingston and Grundy counties. First responders include police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs, all of whom are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 as they carry out the regular duties of their jobs.
To be tested, first responders must have a doctor’s order. They must also have any new symptom, including but not limited to:
- Fever of 100 degrees or higher
- Loss of smell or taste
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Body aches
First responders who are experiencing new symptoms should work directly with their human resources departments to obtain a referral for a drive-thru test at the location set up in the former Washington Street Food & Drink site in Chillicothe (1100 Washington St). A referral form, badge, and personal identification will be required at the testing site.