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Health care partners offer free COVID-19 testing at FCPS locations

Fayette County Public Schools has implemented robust health and safety protocols designed to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 so that our students reap the benefits of in-person learning. in the latest effort, our health care partners will offer voluntary free COVID-19 testing for all interested FCPS students and employees on several of our campuses, district facilities, and community locations. Individuals can go to any of the testing sites regardless of where they work or attend school.

Note: Please visit our Voluntary COVID-19 Testing webpage for the latest as the locations, days, and times change weekly.

Following is the original announcement from late August, when the initiative launched. 

With Gravity Diagnostics, no appointments are necessary and drive-thru testing is available at the following sites for the week of Aug. 30 only

  • Frederick Douglass High School, 2000 Winchester Road, from 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1600 Man o’ War Blvd., from 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road, from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Road, from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Lafayette High School, 401 Reed Lane, from 7 to 9 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Old Central Office building, 701 E. Main St., from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday.
  • Rise STEM Academy for Girls, 2420 Spurr Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Wild Health and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government are also opening three walk-up testing sites, which will operate from 2 to 6 p.m.:

  • Fayette County Public Schools, 100 Midland Ave. (former Herald-Leader building), starting Aug. 26, seven days a week.
  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 2261 Armstrong Mill Road, starting Aug. 28, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • Lexington Legends Ballpark, 2017 Legends Lane, starting Aug. 31, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Make an appointment with Wild Health

Contact: FCPS spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall, (859) 699-1441


 (Revised Aug. 26; posted Aug. 24, 2021)