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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

COVID-19 testing offered in Airway Heights beginning June 19


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 1:43pm

SPOKANE – Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) officials have announced that a COVID-19 testing site has been established in Airway Heights. The site is in partnership with Multicare Rockwood Clinic and is located at the organization’s clinic at 10414 W. Highway 2, Suite 10.

The Airway Heights testing location is open beginning Friday, June 19, and is available to residents from the city and the surrounding areas. The latter includes residents of the West Plains and even further, SRHD media coordinator Kelli Hawkins said.

“Anybody from any area in Spokane County can come to be tested,” she added.

According to a June 18 news release, to minimize possible COVID-19 exposure to others, patients with disease symptoms should not go inside the clinic for testing. Instead, a curbside testing options is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To be assessed for a COVID-19 test, during curbside testing clinic hours, please go to the clinic and park in the lot just east of Jack-in-the-Box – signs will be posted. Call the clinic number, posted on the sign, to let them know you are there and to receive further instructions.

Patients who receive a test will be contacted by SRHD to share results of their test and provide further guidance, including when it is safe to return to work. The clinic is not able to re-test patients wanting documentation to return to work.

Individuals who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, regardless of age or health status, should be assessed for COVID-19 testing. These symptoms include cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.

Individuals who have been informed that they were in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, or who work in a high-risk environment such as a long-term care facility are also encouraged to be assessed for testing.

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John McCallum, Managing Editor

John McCallum is an award-winning journalist who has been with the Cheney Free Press for over 20 years. He has received 10 Washington Newspaper Publisher Association awards for journalism and photography, including first place awards for Best Investigative, Best News and back-to-back awards in Best Breaking News categories. He has been serving as editor of the Spokane Valley News Herald since March 2020.

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