The City of Joplin and Jasper County Health Departments will host a community COVID-19 testing event on Friday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the south parking lot of MSSU’s Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

The event is for Missouri residents and offered through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and their partners including the Missouri National Guard, local health departments and health care providers in the Joplin area.

Testing is free for Missouri residents, but individuals must register at Those who need assistance registering may contact the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline at (877) 435-8411.

The test is a PCR test done by a nasal anterior nares swab to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

This is not an antigen or antibody test.

MSSU COVID 19 testing location - Oct 16