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Coronavirus mobile testing site opens on UAlbany campus

WNYT Staff
Updated: April 06, 2020 01:02 PM
Created: April 06, 2020 07:09 AM

ALBANY - People can now be tested for coronavirus at a drive-through testing facility at UAlbany.

This facility is the eighth of its kind in the state.  It's located on the Colonial Quad and is a tight operation.It's not some place you can just show up and hope to get tested.

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Healthcare workers suited up and got into place.

The state opened the site in partnership with Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Health Partners. Within 10 minutes of opening, the coronavirus mobile testing site at UAlbany had a line of cars.

With this being the eighth mobile testing site in the state, they have the system down pat.

The site also takes a burden off local hospitals.

If you go, you're asked to keep your windows rolled up the entire time until you pull into the tent where a person wearing PPE will test you.

With hundreds expected to be tested in the coming days -- the number of coronavirus cases in the Capital Region is expected to increase.

UAlbany is also partnering up with the state and providing the space as well as some personnel. It's expected to have no impact on operations at the university.

You have to make an appointment to get tested at the site by calling 1-888-364-3065.
 

These are the first cars to arrive at the #coronavirus mobile testing site at @ualbany. They expect to test hundreds today. You can not just show up!! You must make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065. This is the 8th site like this in #NY. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/BVrqlEx2ws

— Emily De Vito (@emilydevito) April 6, 2020


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