COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced last Friday that beginning September 25, more testing clinics will open in Centre and Columbia Counties.
The Department of Health says the move comes after a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases there.
It will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday through Saturday the following week.
Testing Location for Columbia County:
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, W. Fort McClure Blvd., Bloomsburg,
Testing Location for Centre County:
Nittany Mall, 2633 E. College Avenue, State College
Anyone can show up to get tested, but you will need a photo ID.
Appointments aren't required, but it is first-come, first-served.
Officials say they can test around 500 people each day.
The DOH will be teaming up with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare to provide testing in communities in need across Pennsylvania.
"Since the beginning of September, we have seen an increase of 1,109 cases in Centre County and 173 cases in Columbia County, which gives us significant cause for concern," Dr. Levine said. "These testing sites will be open to anyone who feels they need a test. It is important that even people with no symptoms who test positive isolate and quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19."
The schedule for testing in both counties is 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on:
- Friday, September 25;
- Saturday, September 26;
- Tuesday, September 29;
- Wednesday, September 30;
- Thursday, October 1;
- Friday, October 2;
- Saturday, October 3.