If you've been paying attention to the COVID numbers in Montana and around the country, you'll know that this virus isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, for the most part, it's generally getting worse. And yes, there are multiple vaccines on the way, but it's likely we're not going to see widespread distribution of those for at least the next several months, so it's extra important to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and staying safe.

If you've been exposed to COVID at some point, you probably had to get a test shortly after. And with numbers worsening, that means more and more people are going to need a test. As a result, the Missoula City-County Health Department has announced that the COVID testing site on Flynn Lane is actually expanding its hours, and will now be open on the weekends, from 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

This is definitely a smart move - I haven't had to get tested yet (thankfully), but I know several who have, many of whom ended up actually being positive for COVID. And the one thing they all had in common was that they all complained about how difficult it was to get a test - how you need to meet certain qualifications or make an appointment or just in general not knowing how or where to get one.

So expanding the hours and giving people a wider range of time to get there seems like the right call. Have you had to get tested for COVID? Have you run into any problems doing it?

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