State and local health officials are concerned about a possible fourth surge of COVID-19.After 12 straight weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, the state has hit a roadblock. Beyond telling people to continue following safety guidelines, they’re urging you to get tested and vaccinated.”For the past three weeks, we’ve been pretty much at the same general positivity rate,” said Gov. Andy Beshear (D). “What we at least believe at this point, is that we have hit a plateau.”A plateau that Beshear fears could reverse the efforts that have been made to keep a positive trend. He’s concerned the young people who took spring break vacations may come back and unknowingly spread the virus they’ve picked up from other places.His thought is backed up by the CDC, who announced Monday, Kentucky is not the only state going through a reverse. They said the latest spike in cases, nationwide, is driven by young people.However, a pop-up testing site at the Oxmoor Mall in St. Matthews is working to stop that. Health officials believe testing is the most efficient way to determine how prevalent the virus is in the community.”We decided to capture some of the post-spring break testing needs for the schools in the local area,” said Molly Miller with Bluewater Diagnostics. “It’s open to the public, so we welcome anyone who would like to get tested, but of course we are focused on students so that they can return to in-person learning.”After Bluewater Diagnostics Inc. announced the 10-day pop-up would be offered, 500 Louisvillians signed up. Leaders of the site say although more and more people continue to get vaccinated, that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear.”Some of these other strains, you can still be symptomatic after getting them even after being vaccinated,” said Miller. “We all still need to be vigilant.”The site is focusing on the younger demographic but they are allowing anyone to drive up, although scheduling an appointment is preferred.The site is located in the Old Sears building at 600 Oxmoor Lane.

State and local health officials are concerned about a possible fourth surge of COVID-19.

After 12 straight weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, the state has hit a roadblock. Beyond telling people to continue following safety guidelines, they’re urging you to get tested and vaccinated.

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“For the past three weeks, we’ve been pretty much at the same general positivity rate,” said Gov. Andy Beshear (D). “What we at least believe at this point, is that we have hit a plateau.”

A plateau that Beshear fears could reverse the efforts that have been made to keep a positive trend. He’s concerned the young people who took spring break vacations may come back and unknowingly spread the virus they’ve picked up from other places.

His thought is backed up by the CDC, who announced Monday, Kentucky is not the only state going through a reverse. They said the latest spike in cases, nationwide, is driven by young people.

However, a pop-up testing site at the Oxmoor Mall in St. Matthews is working to stop that. Health officials believe testing is the most efficient way to determine how prevalent the virus is in the community.

“We decided to capture some of the post-spring break testing needs for the schools in the local area,” said Molly Miller with Bluewater Diagnostics. “It’s open to the public, so we welcome anyone who would like to get tested, but of course we are focused on students so that they can return to in-person learning.”

After Bluewater Diagnostics Inc. announced the 10-day pop-up would be offered, 500 Louisvillians signed up. Leaders of the site say although more and more people continue to get vaccinated, that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear.

“Some of these other strains, you can still be symptomatic after getting them even after being vaccinated,” said Miller. “We all still need to be vigilant.”

The site is focusing on the younger demographic but they are allowing anyone to drive up, although scheduling an appointment is preferred.

The site is located in the Old Sears building at 600 Oxmoor Lane.

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