Local Health Departments Extending COVID-19 Testing Hours


Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - With COVID-19 testing in higher demand and increased cases over the last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is extending COVID-19 testing hours at local county health departments and will offer weekend availability at select locations. Additionally, mobile units will be deployed to various locations throughout the state.


The Sequoyah County Health Department will offer extended hours Thursday, January 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Patients must schedule an appointment ahead of time at [oklahoma.gov/covid19/testing-sites]oklahoma.gov/covid19/testing-sites or by calling their local county health department.


“Like other states, Oklahoma is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, however many other respiratory illnesses are occurring as well,” stated Keith Reed, interim commissioner of health. “We highly encourage anyone who is feeling ill to stay home from work, school and other activities and schedule a COVID-19 test or appointment with their physician. Staying home while awaiting your appointment, results and for your symptoms to clear is important for your health and will help prevent the spread of illness.”


KXMX News Staff


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