From NorCo: In its first eight days of operation, the drive-thru testing center at Easton Hospital tested 524 Northampton County residents for Covid-19, an average of 65.5 tests/day. This site is made possible by a partnership with Easton Hospital, and is being funded with $150,000 in CARES Act funding.
“Many of our residents are desperate to get this County open. I believe testing sites like this one will help us achieve that goal quicker,” says Lamont McClure. “The virus isn’t going anywhere and there are going to be peaks and troughs in the testing results. Folks should consult our Coronavirus dashboard to track our progress.”
The Northampton County sponsored Covid-19 drive-thru testing site at Easton Hospital will be open until May 22nd. 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.
Only residents from Northampton County will be accepted for a test and, to be eligible, they must show at least one of the following CDC recognized symptoms of Covid-19: 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. The tests are free, but participants should bring their insurance card, if they have one, and a photo ID.
All residents are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing, to wear masks and to wash their hands frequently to limit transmission of the virus.
The GIS department has put together a dashboard to track Covid-19 infections and related deaths in Northampton County. It can be accessed at: