Gov. Wolf gives update on COVID-19 testing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, Michael Huff, gave an update on COVID-19 testing in the state Tuesday afternoon.

Wolf announced the extension of the Department of Health’s contract with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to provide COVID-19 testing in five regions across Pennsylvania.

Over the next 12 weeks, five strike teams will provide regional testing for 61 counties.

The six counties not receiving testing from AMI have county health departments providing other means of COVID-19 testing.

“These testing sites are open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Huff said.

Beginning Wednesday, drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held to contain the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the following counties:

  • Bedford
  • Mifflin
  • Tioga
  • Northampton

Testing will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday through Sunday.

Beginning Friday, drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held in Butler County. Testing will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Tuesday.

The testing site addresses are:

  • Butler County: Michelle Krill Field, 100 Pullman Park Pl., Butler, PA, 16001;
  • Bedford County: Bedford High School parking lot, 330 West John St., Bedford, PA, 15522;
  • Mifflin County: Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, 1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown, PA, 17044;
  • Tioga County: North Penn Mansfield High School, 73 W. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA, 16933; and
  • Northampton County: William Penn Highway Park & Ride, Emrick Blvd., Easton, PA, 18045.

Up to 450 patients can be tested per day at each location.

Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests will be performed

Source: Gov. Wolf gives update on COVID-19 testing in Pennsylvania

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