The Cowley County Health Department on Wednesday ceased COVID testing in order to revise the testing policy and the testing schedule. The Health Department said that due to a shortage of COVID testing supplies as well as an increase in demand, it has been forced to scale back testing operations.

The Health Department will now be limited to performing 48 COVID tests per day. They will be by appointment only and on a first-come first-serve basis. Test results will no longer be returned on the same day.

Community members may have to wait several days before receiving test results. Testing will be done in the drive-thru lane behind the Winfield Health Department beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

You will need to call the Health Department to schedule an appointment. If you need to cancel an appointment, you’re asked to contact the Health Department so that we may fill that empty appointment slot.

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