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Sedgwick County Park COVID-19 Testing Site To Be Moved To Former Wichita Mall

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Sedgwick County will move its COVID-19 testing site from Sedgwick County Park to the site of the former Wichita Mall.

Sedgwick County cited an increase in demand for COVID-19 testing as a reason for the move to a new site, with the number of tests since June increasing by 600%.

“The need was there and we’ve been looking for a while because we knew that we had outgrown and really needed a larger space to increase the safety of staff and community members,” said county health director Adrienne Byrne.

The new site will open on Oct. 4 at 4115 East Harry Street.

Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Byrne said moving to the new site will also allow the county to look at offering testing hours on Saturdays.

Kylie Cameron (she/her) is a general assignment reporter for KMUW. Before KMUW, Kylie was a digital producer at KWCH, and served as editor in chief of The Sunflower at Wichita State. You can follow her on Twitter @bykyliecameron.