(WKBN) – Starting next week, there will be a new location for COVID-19 drive-thru testing in the Valley.
Organizers of the testing clinic said they have made arrangements to use the Austintown Schools campus next Tuesday and Wednesday.
There will be no more testing at Campbell’s Roosevelt Park after this Thursday, April 9.
Patients will still need to go through a pre-screening process, which includes online registration with QuickMed and a TeleHealth screening (330-476-2260).
The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 and 15 in the back parking lot of Austintown Elementary School. Drivers should enter off Raccoon Road near the Public Library.
“We still are being judicious with who we test because we don’t know what the future holds and what the needs will be next week or even tomorrow. That’s why we screen in the way that we do to ensure that the people who need the test the most receive them,” said Dr. Lena Esmail.
Workers with Quickmed Urgent Care in Trumbull County have been performing the screenings.
We’re told about 1,000 people registered for the clinic and about half of them were actually tested. The rest were determined not to have COVID-19 or had very minor symptoms. About 20% of those tested came back positive for COVID-19.
Future testing sites are planned in Warren and Niles later this month