The PA Department of Health has provided additional information in a press release this afternoon that changes the dates of the free COVID-19 testing at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park in Butler.
The testing will be between Friday, December 4, 2020 and will go through Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
Here are additional bullets points…
-Drive-thru & indoor walk-in testing
– Available daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
– Up to 450 patients can be tested per day
– Mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests
– Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis
– Testing is free to all patients
– Patients must be ages 3 and older & are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19
– No appointment is necessary
Patients are encouraged to bring a photo-ID or insurance card. Registration will also be completed on-site. The turnaround time for testing results is two to seven days after testing. Individuals who test positive will receive a phone call from AMI while individuals who test negative will receive a secured-PDF emailed to them from AMI.
Historic Pullman Park is located at 100 Pullman Park Pl., Butler, PA, 16001.
Additional information from the state’s press release:
Over the next 12 weeks, five strike teams will offer regional testing for 61 counties. The Department of Health decided to deploy testing based on the total number of confirmed cases per 100,000 people in a county in the past 14 days as well as where outbreaks were happening, county population, and other metrics. The initial AMI testing contract and the extension were funded by the ELC Enhancing Detection grant.
Testing that will be done Wednesday (12/2) through Sunday (12/2) will be held in Bedford, Mifflin, Tioga, and Northampton counties. Beginning Friday (12/4) through Tuesday (12/8) testing will be done in Butler at Historic Pullman Park.
Individuals who are tested should self-quarantine while they await test results. Individuals who live with other people should self-quarantine in a private room and use a private bathroom if possible. Others living in the home with the individual awaiting test results should also stay at home.
You can access the press release here: https://pacast.com/m?p=18417
The free local testing for COVID-19 by the PA Department of Health scheduled for later this week has been postponed.
According to Butler County Emergency Services the postponement of this testing at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park was due to unforeseen circumstances.
The free testing was to begin Wednesday and continue to Sunday.
Additional details about this event are expected to be made public at some point in the near future.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering free local testing for COVID-19 this week.
According to Butler County Emergency Services which is handling traffic control, the testing will begin Wednesday at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park and continue to Sunday.
This site will contain both a drive-thru and an indoor walk-in testing clinic open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Testing will consist of a mid-nasal passage swab PCR test. Patients ages 3 and older are not required to show symptoms in order to take advantage of this free test. No appointment is necessary but on-site registration is required so those attending should bring a photo ID or insurance card.
This testing will be first-come, first-served and up to 450 patients can be tested each day. Results are expected to be available two to seven days after testing.