The third round of community testing for the Co-Immunity Project is underway and the University of Louisville is asking for the community’s help. The project to track COVID-19 in Metro Louisville led by researchers at UofL, is seeking adults age 18 and older who live in Jefferson County to volunteer to be tested for COVID-19, even if they have been tested before.
The Co-Immunity Project involves testing a representative sample of Jefferson County residents to discover the true prevalence of COVID-19 infection, as well as to learn how many people may have had the virus previously. Volunteers are administered a nasal swab to detect an active infection as well as a finger-stick blood test to detect antibodies to the virus, indicating a previous infection. Testing is free and no insurance is required.
In order to ensure an accurate representation of the population of the county (gender, age, race, neighborhood), invitations to participate were sent to specific households throughout Jefferson County. Individuals who received the letter are encouraged to respond according to the information in that letter. However, any resident age 18 and over who lives in Jefferson County may volunteer to participate by making an appointment online here, or by calling 1-833-313-0502.
Testing is done at convenient drive-through or walk-up locations throughout Jefferson County. Test results are provided and there is no charge to the volunteer.
This round of testing will conclude on Nov. 15.