COVID-19 Mobile Testing Updated 10/30/20

For Immediate Release:

October 30, 2020

Columbia County Department of Health announces upcoming COVID-19 mobile testing clinics.

November 10th 9-11 AM Walk-up Clinic (Sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards) Hudson

November 17th 9-11 AM Walk-up Clinic (Sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards) Hudson

December 1st 9-11 AM Walk-up Clinic (Sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards) Hudson

Pre-Registration will NOT be necessary for Walk-up clinics. Please be sure to bring a form of photo identification.

Masks are REQUIRED for entry.

Due to lab processing limitations, mobile testing clinics are limited to 100 tests each. We recommend anyone who needs to be tested get to the clinic as early as possible to ensure they secure one of the 100 tests. We are unable to exceed 100 tests per clinic.

Priority for testing should be for those with symptoms and those with direct exposure to positive individuals.

These tests will be nasopharyngeal swabs which are most useful to detect the virus in actively sick people. The kits used at these testing sites are part of those purchased with the help of private donations to Columbia County.

Symptoms most typical of cases of COVID-19 include the following:

-Fever

-Cough

-Trouble Breathing

-Loss of Taste or Smell

-and/or any symptoms consistent with the CDC guidelines

e strongly recommend anyone feeling these symptoms be tested for COVID-19.

After leaving the test site, symptomatic residents should go directly home for mandatory quarantine until results are shared with them. Essential workers should plan on quarantining outside of work and being extremely cautious around those they come into contact with.

It may take a few days to receive the test results. Everyone who gets tested at the site will receive their results once they are processed by Wadsworth Laboratory in Albany.

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