PIKE COUNTY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and Missouri National Guard will perform drive-through community testing for COVID-19 at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Friday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The test is open to all Missouri residents; they do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be eligible for the test. There is no cost for the test for the individual. Any Missouri resident who wants to be tested with a nasal swab to see if they have an active COVID-19 infection can do so.

Appointments are available through DHSS at or by calling the state hotline at (877) 435- 8411. Individuals will be given a 15-minute appointment block.


“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard on this event,” said Rhonda Stumbaugh, Administrator. “It will help in the efforts to learn more about the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission in our area and we hope our community will consider choosing to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The address for the Pike County Fairgrounds is 15884 US-54, Bowling Green, MO 63334. There are 21 counties statewide conducting testing over a 2-week period, beginning on June 8. DHSS has stated that the goal is to test 10,900 people over those 2 weeks.

According to DHSS, location selection for this period of community sampling is based on inadequate testing according to the number of confirmed cases and the number of total tests conducted prior to these events. Counties hosting upcoming community testing events are Scott, Platte, Stoddard, Carter, Ripley, Cass, Franklin, Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette, Ray, Warren, Carroll, Chariton, Lincoln, Lewis, Moniteau, Pike, Scotland, Montgomery and Osage.

Upon arrival at the testing site, individuals will drive through, and be asked questions, including about symptoms they may or may not have. Members of the National Guard will collect the nasopharyngeal specimen.

Those who receive a positive test should stay home, isolate themselves and call their health care provider if they have any concerns.


11 thoughts on “Drive-through Community COVID-19 Testing in Pike County

  • June 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    How can I get tested? When? Where? Cost?

    • June 22, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      April, if you call the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline they can answer those questions for you: 24/7 COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411

  • June 22, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Hello, just curious. If someone was tested positive for covid-19 during the drive-thru testing; when would that positive test reflect inside of the numbers displayed on the health dept. website? Also…if someone tested positive at the fair grounds, but lives in Ralls County; is that test reflected in Pike or Ralls?

    Thank you.

    • June 22, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      It would reflect our numbers as soon as we get the report from the state. It does not matter where they got tested, the counts are based off of where they live: A person whom lives in Ralls County would be counted in Ralls County case counts.

      • June 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm

        So to clarify: the fair testing is not reflecting in the Pike numbers then; correct?

        • June 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm

          No. If a Pike County Resident got tested at the event and received a positive result; it will reflect Pike County’s case counts. The case count reflects the county in which the positive case lives; it does not matter where they got tested.

          • June 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm

            Sorry for the confusion, I’m asking if you can clarify if the numbers showing are reflecting the Pike residents tested at the fair grounds yet. Or if you’re still waiting to receive those from the state of Missouri at this point.

          • June 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

            We are still awaiting to receive them all. We are hoping to have a final count for this specific event soon.

          • June 24, 2020 at 8:44 pm

            Still waiting for results from the Fair event?

  • June 28, 2020 at 11:06 am

    When will we be able to receive a test for finding out if we have ever had Covid-19?

    • July 9, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Daisy, we just put out information on how you can receive the Antibody test at our office > click here.

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