Miller Park to become new community COVID testing center Oct. 19

NOW: Miller Park to become new community COVID testing center Oct. 19

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's two National Guard COVID-19 testing sites will be shut down and moved to Miller Park starting Monday, Oct. 19.

The new site will be handled by civilian staff, because the National Guard is needed in other parts of the state.

Construction of the new drive-thru facility starts Wednesday, Oct. 7.

In addition, Milwaukee will offer COVID-19 tests at its Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd., and its Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St. Those offices will open for testing on Monday, Oct. 12.

The two National Guard sites will close Saturday Oct. 17.

"We've been a little lonely at Miller Park this summer, and this fall with no fans, its nice to have some visitors here and again to be doing something that's important to the county and that is trying to arrest the pandemic, be safe, and be smart," said Brewers President of Baseball Operations Rick Schlesinger.

The Miller Park site will be staffed by city and county workers.

There are 22 additional testing sites throughout the area.

Visit TestUpMke to find a testing location.

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