UPDATE: 07/06/2020, 12:05 p.m. — The Thursday, July 23 testing date has been changed to Tuesday, July 21. The change was made due to a switch in labs to receive testing results in a timely manner.

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CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Two free curbside COVID-19 testing sites are opening in July for Livingston County residents.

A press release says the testing is conducted at their location on Adam Drive in Chillicothe. Livingston County residents 18 and older should call the health center to register and set up an appointment time.

There is no out-of-pocket cost. Testing is held the mornings of Thursday, July 9, and Thursday, July 23.

A specimen will be taken from the lower nostril area. The health center is requesting a maximum of four individuals per car.

The testing method used will be a PCR test that looks for the viral RNA in the nose to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

A positive PCR test means that the person has an active COVID-19 infection.