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Arizona continues coronavirus 'testing blitz' for second week

The Arizona Testing Blitz aims to test 10,000 to 20,000 people for COVID-19 every Saturday for three consecutive weeks.

PHOENIX — Arizona will begin a huge COVID-19 testing effort on Saturday. 

The so-called Arizona Testing Blitz aims to test 10,000 to 20,000 people for COVID-19 every Saturday for three consecutive weeks.

The first testing blitz happened on Saturday, May 2, and the initiative will continue on May 9 and 16.

The testing expansion effort will include drive-thru or onsite testing at various locations across the state. 

Arizonans will be able to find locations, hours of operation and pre-register at azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz.  

Testing will be available for anyone who believes they may have been exposed to or infected with COVID-19. Each testing site will have its own criteria for testing.    

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“We know that rapidly identifying cases, conducting case follow-up, and performing contact tracing will help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS director. 

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