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New Jefferson County Testing Site

According to the Director of Emergency Services for Jefferson County, the Department of Health entered an agreement with AMI Expeditionary testing to offer COVID-19 testing across the state.

From January 28 to February 1st, mass COVID-19 testing will be available at the DuBois Regional Airport on a first come, first serve basis.

“It’s our understanding that it’ll be the swab test so the nasal passages and it’ll be 3-5 days before they will get their results back,” said Tracy Zents, Director Emergency Services for Jefferson County.

Tracy Zents said anyone over the age of three years old can get tested and the cost of the test is free.

Patients will be asked for their private insurance to cover lab costs.

“If someone doesn’t have any insurance, they won’t be charged co pay or any out-of-pocket expenses,” he said.

Zents said they’re not limiting the tests to just Jefferson County residents, if you’re traveling through the county you can get tested.

He said they’ll administer 450 tests per day.

“It’s going to let us know exactly where the virus is still at within the county so we can plan accordingly for any mass vaccination clinics coming up in the future if necessary,” said Zents.

If you want to get tested, Zents said they’re only accepting walk ins on a first come first serve basis.

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