Westchester County Center to offer COVID testing starting on Wednesday
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, so does the demand for more testing, and Westchester County is responding by reopening the County Center for free testing.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Monday that free PCR testing will return Wednesday.
During his weekly COVID-19 address Monday, Latimer said that, in just one week, Westchester has gone from about 7,500 cases to almost 17,000. So they are reopening the County Center for testing, which was once set up as a mass vaccination site.
County officials say the testing is limited and is only for people who are showing symptoms, or those who may have been exposed. People need to make an appointments and there are no walk ins.
"The testing is not meant to make it easier for you to travel. Right now, we have hierarchy of need and if a person is showing symptoms of COVID and may have to isolate or get extra treatment, we want to make sure those individuals can be sure of what their status is," says Westchester County Executive Latimer.
The way to get an appointment is to go on the Westchester County Health Department website, and there is a link there for appointments. Health officials say to keep checking back if the website says if there are no appointments available since appointments will be added every three days.