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Mayo COVID testing in Sparta goes back to original site

Brad Williams

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A COVID-19 testing site in Monroe County is going back to its original location next week. 

The Mayo Clinic testing unit in Sparta returns to the former emergency room canopy at the Sparta hospital on K Street, beginning Tuesday. 

COVID testing in Sparta has been done at a different site since early October because of construction. 

Before seeking a test at the Sparta facility, patients will have to call the Mayo COVID-19 nurse line (507-293-9525) ahead of time to be screened. 

Patients visiting the screening site who receive a test will drive up to sliding doors, and will exit after they are swabbed.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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