NorCo Executive Lamont McClure and Easton Hospital have agreed to continue Covid-19 testing until May 22. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, in the main parking lot at Easton Hospital, 250 S 21st Street, Easton, PA 18042. The risk of viral transmission at a drive-thru site is much lower than at a walk-in clinic. Thus far, 280 NorCo residents have been tested.
The reason for this testing, which is funded under the CARES Act, is to persuade Governor Tom Wolf to re-open the County. "“We can’t reopen our county until we know how prevalent the virus is in our community," explained McClure.
Only residents from Northampton County will be accepted for testing and they must show at least one of the following CDC recognized symptoms of Covid-19 to be eligible: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste and/or smell. A prescription from a doctor is not required. Although insurance is not required to be tested participants should bring a photo ID and their insurance card, if they have one, with them.