Greetings, Church Family!I pray this message finds you safe, healthy, and well.I wanted to reach out today to encourage everyone to get tested for COVID-19. As you know, the number of positive cases increased dramatically in July. In fact, there are almost 3,200 cases in Fayette County and more than 31,000 cases in the Commonwealth. Additionally, the positive case rate for Kentucky is now over 5%.
In an effort to increase testing, LFUCG has partnered with Bluewater Diagnostics, and the Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program provides walk-up and drive-up COVID-19 testing across communities in our city. This past weekend, Consolidated served as a testing site, and testing will resume at Consolidated this Wednesday, August 5. The hours for testing will be as follows:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 511 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, August 6Noon – 8 p.m., Friday, August 79 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, August 8This testing does not require an appointment and is available to anyone. Patients may be asked for health insurance information, but testing is free, even without health insurance coverage. Testing results generally are available within 48-72 hours. When you receive the text message indicating your test results are available, you MUST click on the link within 12 hours to view your results. If you have not received your results within 2-3 days or you do not check them within 12 hours, you may call (502) 538-2980 to get your results. Beginning August 10, testing will be offered long-term at Consolidated from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.Drive-thru testing is still available through Walgreens. The Walgreens testing site is located at 2296 Executive Drive (near Winchester Road), and testing will take place seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are required, and you may click here to get more information and schedule your appointment.
Additional testing is also available at Southland Christian Church (2349 Richmond Road). This is drive-thru testing only, but no appointment is necessary. The testing hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please be reminded that COVID-19 is spreading among us and continue wearing a mask, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing as you maneuver throughout the city. Unfortunately, a number of our church members have tested positive. However, we pray that no one else contracts this dreadful virus!
Again, if you have not been tested, we encourage you to get tested. If you were tested before businesses began reopening in May, we encourage you to get tested again. It is quick and virtually pain-free, and by doing so, you can help us stop the spread.
With Pastoral Care,Pastor G.