New Covid Testing Site Opens Downtown

The state has opened a new drive-up testing site downtown in the Convention Center parking garage . . . rain or shine. The site can not accommodate large vehicles like trailers and RVs. You must make an appointment. The ProJo reports:

The site will replace the Rhode Island College testing site, which did its last tests Monday, and the testing site at the Community College of Rhode Island, to be “phased out in the near future,” the Department of Health said.

The garage site, at 114 W. Exchange St., will be able to do 1,500 tests a day, more than the 1,200 combined at RIC and CCRI, the Health Department said. It will also be able to do tests when the weather is bad; the outdoor sites have had to close at times.

Unknown what the turnaround time on test results might be. For general info about testing go here. To make an appointment go to the Department of Health portal .to make an appointment.

Testing at the site will be open to symptomatic people, who can get a test scheduled by a health-care provider, and some asymptomatic people, like those who work closely with other people and those who have traveled to a place with a lot of cases.

COVID testing site, Convention Center parking garage, 114 West Exchange Street, (directions)

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