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Missoula opens appointment-only COVID-19 drive-thru testing center

LIVE: Missoula officials providing COVID-19 update
Posted at 5:04 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 19:04:01-04

Local officials provided an update on efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Missoula County.

One of the items discussed was the opening of a new COVID-19 testing center which will open on Tuesday.

The new drive-thru testing service -- which will be operating at the Missoula County Fairgrounds -- will be available only by appointment.

Initially, the service will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

People can call 258-INFO for more information and to see if they need to make an appointment to use the new facility.

Watch the full press conference below.

Missoula COVID-19 Press Conference - April 6

The Missoula City-County Health Department was reporting 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday afternoon.

The first coronavirus-related death in Missoula County was reported over the weekend.