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Little Shell Tribe to conduct a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic

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Posted at 1:50 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 15:50:11-04

The Little Shell Tribe will conduct a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic on Friday and Saturday.

The clinic will be at the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe Cultural Center, located at 1529 Stuckey Road in Great Falls.

The free COVID-19 testing is open to everyone and is not restricted to only Little Shell Tribal members.

Tribe Vice Chairman Clancy Sivertsen says the service is in partnership with the Governor's office, Alluvion Health and the Montana National Guard.

The Governor's office is providing the testing kits with Alluvion Health administering supplies to drivers.

Sivertsen told MTN News he hopes to see tribal members during the two-day event.

"Around the Great Falls area we've got a lot of members so hopefully if they want to make sure they don't have any issues with it (COVID-19 testing) or whatever they can show up and hopefully they will and get tested and then we can move on,” he said.

The test does not require an appointment and will not involve screening. The test is for COVID-19; it is not for antibody testing.

The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.