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There will be five opportunities to get a free COVID-19 test in Siren through March. Drive-thru testing will be in Siren just north of the Southwinds Plaza.

Anyone who is symptomatic or has been in close contact with a symptomatic patient is encouraged to take advantage of the drive-thru testing on Friday Jan. 8. Also, no one under the age of five years old can be tested and anyone under 18 years old must have a parent present.

There will be plenty of signage for the testing site that is north of DaVita Clinic and the Southwinds Plaza. No oversized vehicles or trailers will be allowed due to the size of the building.

Free tests will be happening on five different Fridays through March; Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19 and March 5

The testing is being put on by the Burnett County Public Health and the St. Croix Tribal Health Center with the help of the Wisconsin National Guard. They held testing on Dec. 11, when 125 tests were taken.

Burnett County has 1,068 cumulative cases of COVID-19, 916 of those has recovered. There have been 5,634 negative tests with 128 cases being monitored. There have been 19 COVID-19 related deaths.

People can preregister at https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov/en-US/ by taking a quick survey and more information on testing at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm.