Chemung County to offer free drive thru COVID-19 testing this week

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 08: A healthcare worker test a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Pinellas County Government partnered with state and local health care agencies to open a COVID-19 testing site while the state undergoes another surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Chemung county is offering free COVID-19 drive thru testing to Chemung county residents thanks to the rise in cases as of late. Testing will be offered Monday through Wednesday at various times. Details can be found below in the following statement released by the county.

“The Chemung County Health Department (CCHD), in coordination with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), will be offering a free COVID-19 drive thru testing to Chemung County residents due to our recent increase in cases.

To be tested you must preregister, fill in the required information, wear a mask, and have photo ID. Members attending from the same household need to register separately. Testing will be offered from noon to 6 pm on Monday, September 21, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, 9/22, and Wednesday, 9/23.

Participants should remain in their car with windows up at all times, with photo ID placed on dashboard.

Register at: https://www.chemungcountyny.gov/covid_testing/index.php

Testing for COVID-19 leads to quick identification of cases and immediate isolation of the person to prevent further spread in our community. Confirmed cases and close contacts to positive cases are quarantined to further reduce spread. Testing is a vital tool for public health to monitor the COVID-19 infection rate as well as to reduce the impact of our current cluster.

The testing at this site is free, it does not require a doctor’s order, and the CCHD or NYSDOH will call you with results in about 2 to 4 days. It is possible to have COVID-19 with minimal or even no symptoms at all. That is why it is important that people receive testing.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the Chemung County health Department at 737-2028″

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