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COVID-19 testing sites to open in Rensselaer Co.

May 03, 2020 5:30 am
Bethany Bump is reporting for the Times Union Rensselaer County officials have announced the first COVID-19 testing sites in the county will open next week. The sites are being established in partnership with IMA Group, LabCorp and Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center. A stationary site will be set up at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. County Executive Steve McLaughlin said an official opening date has not yet been set for the site, but that it will likely happen sometime next week. Test kits for that location are on their way, he said during a Facebook Live update. Testing in Troy will be available by appointment only and further details, including a phone number to call, will be announced in the coming days. The remaining two sites will rotate on a weekly basis. The mobile, walk-up testing sites are being run in partnership with Whitney Young. The mobile sites will also be by appointment only, and will rotate locations and hours based on need and demand. McLaughlin said last week that plans for the testing sites came together "pretty quickly." Read the full story in the Times Union.