Allen County Health Dept. announces schedule changes for COVID-19 testing site
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Department of Health says the free COVID-19 testing site is changing its hours starting Monday, April 4.
The testing site, located at 5750 Falls Drive, will now be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Officials say demand for tests has decreased significantly amid a drop in coronavirus cases and the increased availability of at-home, rapid antigen tests. The department says it will continue to offer free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid antigen tests at the site.
Then on Friday, May 27, officials say the site will close. The department has operated several free testing sites since October of 2020. The Falls Drive site opened in September to continue free testing services five days per week.
Officials say over 104,000 Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 so far – about 55,000 through PCR testing and 49,000 via rapid testing. They remind residents that free COVID-19 tests are available at nearly 600 locations in Indiana, including about 30 in Allen County. Appointments can be made at www.allencountyhealth.com/get-tested/covid-19-testing/ and https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/covid-19-testing-information/. Free at-home tests can be ordered at www.covidtests.gov.
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