If you're looking for somewhere to go to get tested for COVID-19 that will not cost you anything, there is a free testing event coming to Niagara Falls.

When the pandemic first began last March, I don't think that most of us imagined we would even still be talking about it at this time.  But not only is it still an issue, in many parts of the country numbers are still going up and hospitals are getting overwhelmed.

One of the best ways to stop the spread is to know where it is.  We can't defeat it, if we can't identify where it is.  That's tough to do if people have to pay for a test to see if they have it.  Many people will just forego the test.

So events like this are important.

If you are in Niagara Falls, if you are experiencing symptoms, or maybe you're taking a trip somewhere and have to get tested, you might want to check out this event.

According to WIVB, The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is holding a free testing event on Thursday.  They will be open from 1-4 pm at the Earl Brydges building at 1425 Main Street in Niagara Falls and are ok with walk-ins.

Yes, it will be a nose swab PCR test, which is the one that you've seen where they take the q-tip looking thing up your nose.  While everyone is different, I have to be honest, I took that test a few weeks ago and found it to be a piece of cake.  I was expecting incredible discomfort, or at the very least a huge tickle.  But it wasn't that at all.  It was a pretty quick and simple process.

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