Wisconsin National Guard Begins Coronavirus Testing At Waupun, Dodge Correctional

(Waupun) The Wisconsin National Guard has begun testing at two local prisons for COVID-19. Two teams started specimen collection today at Dodge Correctional in Dodge County while another two teams started collections at Waupun Correctional in Fond du Lac County. According to a press release, National Guard teams resumed statewide operations Tuesday supporting local health departments and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services effort to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. The teams, comprised of more than 600 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen in total, established mobile testing sites at locations ranging from correctional facilities and health clinics, to private businesses, and community-based testing sites. After collecting the specimens at each site, Wisconsin National Guard troops send the test kits to a lab for analysis, and individual citizens receive their results via a phone call from their local health department or a state call center within three-to-seven days following the test.