Paris City Council on Monday voted to begin drive-thru COVID-19 antibody testing next week.
The City of Paris bought 5,000 antibody tests and originally planned to begin testing residents on Apr. 28, however, due to a massive coronavirus outbreak at a local nursing home, all resources were focused on containing the outbreak.
Now that many local nursing home staff and residents have been tested, the city voted to begin public testing next week.
While an official date hasn’t been set, council members discussed opening up the drive-thru testing facility on May 19 and 20. As previously planned, the tests will be available to the public at the cost of $25 and will be conducted at Justiss Elementary. Residents will be able to register online.