Coronavirus: Ohio State Wexner Center offering drive-thru testing at two sites. While many around the nation and Ohio have been waiting for COVID-19 coronavirus testing to become more readily available Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been quietly testing patients for the virus for more than a week. More info in link.
Officials said late Wednesday afternoon they will process the tests collected in their 8 Providence hospitals in Oregon and will run 7 days a week. They’ve developed 3 different tests to provide backup in case they have trouble getting supplies, officials said. They expect to be able to release results within 24 hours of receiving sample in their lab. More information in the article.
BayCare is offering Tampa Bay residents drive-through coronavirus testing. Starting today, BayCare patients will be able to test for COVID-19 without leaving their cars. But, for now, BayCare is limiting the drive-through testing to people who meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing guidelines. More locations in link.
Information on COVID-19 tests according to state health departments. NBC News asked every state health department how it is handling testing for coronavirus. Read our guide for information about your state.
Premier Health and the University of Dayton have partnered to set up a COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of University of Dayton Arena starting Tuesday, March 17. “This site will offer a process to collect specimens from patients who have a physician order with them for a COVID-19 test to be performed,” Premier Health said.