Today was the first day of the mass COVID-19 testing clinic at the DuBois Regional Airport.
Tracy Zents, Director of Emergency Services for Jefferson County, said this drive through clinic is available to anyone who wants to get a COVID-19 test.
“All they have to do is have their driver’s license and if they have insurance to bring their insurance card to help with the lab fees for processing. If they don’t have any of that they’re not going to be turned away,” he said.
Zents said the Department of Health contracted AMI Expeditionary Health Services to conduct the clinic.
“These are the PCR tests, the tests will take anywhere from 2-5 days to come back,” said Zents.
He said AMI will reach out to each patient to give them their results.
While this clinic will go on until the first of February, Zents said they’re only able to conduct 450 tests per day.
“It helps us to understand where the virus is still prevalent within the county so we can prepare accordingly. We’re on the heels of the vaccine right now so we want to make sure that we’re able to get the vaccines out once they’re available to anyone who needs it,” he said.
This testing site will be open from 9am-6pm until February 1.