Coronavirus Updates: Nassau County launches drive-through rapid testing site

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Nassau County launches drive-through rapid testing site
Stacey Sager has an update on rapid testing sites in Nassau County as COVID cases rise.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital officials to announce the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 rapid testing facility in the Five Towns area in response to an increase in infections.

The site is located at the Five Towns Community Center at 270 Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence and will be expanded to the Five Towns Jewish Community Center in the coming weeks. Appointments can be made by calling 516-390-2888.

Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"The county is responding proactively to the increase in infections in the Five Towns by making rapid testing available and working closely with the community to ensure health and safety guidance is being followed," Curran said. "Robust testing is vital to stopping the spread of the virus, and my administration is committed to expanding access to testing for residents. I thank all the men and women at Mount Sinai South Nassau for the life-saving work they do every day.

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