Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NorCo's Covid-19 Testing Site Open Thru Friday

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:
https://northampton.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/a90733c6c4e1469289ec826f3f59dc23

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is their policy to test employees and their family members now that they are forced to return to unsafe conditions? Also have they pre-screened any of the at home workers before they walked in the door so as not to infect others? If not, your golden boy you are a press agent for already screwed up.

Speaking of screwing up, did you see Rep. Hahn's appearance on local News? She has received numerous complaints from constituents that have received the wrong ballots or none at all. The Golden girl Cozze may not be as golden as you portray her. Problems in the office that are forced down or you are gone? Like the political crony she hired that had to be dismissed. But she is the best Registrar ever, just ask her.

When will get your head out of the McClure universe clouds and start paying attention again to the real county issues?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Last week, I listed the numerous precautions being taken. No one is being forced to return to "unsafe conditions."

As far as the elections office is concerned, I checked and am unable to locate a news story concerning wrong ballots being sent. It's pretty clear you have it in for her.

Anonymous said...

No preceptive tests, no ongoing tests in reality. Nice essay she wrote.

By the way I guess Chanel 69 is in on the "have it in for her" plot. They reported it, right from the representatives mouth. You are the one that is clearly blinded by something, wonder what it is??