Free COVID-19 Testing Event in Lamar

by James McNary, Articles Editor

A free community COVID-19 testing event will be held from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in Lamar. The testing is being provided as a cooperative effort of the Barton County Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Missouri National Guard.

The testing site will be in the parking lot of the former SummerFresh supermarket, located at 1201 E. 12th St. (U.S. Highway 160).

The testing is being offered free to all Missouri residents. Those interested may register for a testing time by telephone at 877-435-8411 or online at