Free virus testing now available to the general public

Kyle Dilliplaine pipettes master mix into trays at the Alaska State Virology Lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The master mix contains an enzyme that helps with the amplification process. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Virology Lab

Free coronavirus testing is now available to anyone who feels they need it, according to a Monday, May 18 release from the city of Cordova.

Drive-up testing is available at Cordova Community Medical Center Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m.; and at Ilanka Community Health Center Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. A testing appointment can be scheduled by phone with CCMC at 424-8200 or with Ilanka Community Health Center at 424-3622. Additional testing times are available for patients experiencing any coronavirus-related symptoms, according to the release.

A negative test result does not exempt a patient from following social distancing mandates.