Covid test

Connersville News-Examiner reporter Kate Thurston had a COVID-19 test done Friday at Meridian Health Services. Nurse Practitioner Courtney McCracken, right, painlessly swabbed her nostrils, as Thurston sat in her truck.

I’m not going to lie: I was a little nervous about getting tested for COVID-19. I did what they always tell you not to do: Google it. There, I saw a picture of a giant Q-tip go up through the nose and swab what looked like the brain. Not my idea of a good time.

But I decided to do it anyway. Not because I thought I have COVID-19 but just because I wanted to be sure I didn’t. So I made an appointment for the procedure. They told me to come 10 minutes early to do some paperwork.