Fishers Health Department lowers COVID-19 testing eligibility


The Fishers Health Dept. has announced it has expanded COVID-19 testing to Fishers residents ages 5 and older. The previous age threshold was 12. Testing opened for younger ages Aug. 28. Parents and guardians who live in Fishers city limits can make the appointment.

The move to lower the age was approved by the Fishers Board of Public Health during its Aug. 21 public meeting. According to a press release from the City of Fishers, the board supported the change as it anticipates an increased demand for testing due to the return to in-person learning by Hamilton Southeastern School District Sept. 8 for grades pre-K through fourth.

Since opening April 30, the Fishers Health Dept. testing site on Municipal Drive has served more than 10,500 residents. Results are provided within three business days. Residents seeking a test must first complete an assessment and schedule an appointment by visiting Walk-in testing is not available.

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