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Free virus tests planned for Huntingdon

A free COVID-19 testing site will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday at the former Gordman’s/Peebles Department Store in Huntingdon Plaza in Smithfield Township.

Lower nasal passage swab tests will be performed. The Pennsylvania Department of Health will operate the site.

The testing will be offered as a drive-thru or a walk-in clinic, inside and outside of the former store. It is open to anyone who wants a test, according to a news release from the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency.

Those who want to use drive-thru testing should enter the plaza parking lot through the main entrance from Route 22 at the front of the plaza and follow the established lane for drive-thru testing.

Those opting to use the walk-in clinic should park in the designated area and use the front entrance doors of the storefront.

Testing will be done on a first come, first served basis to anyone 3 years old and older. Patients are not required to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested.

No appointment is necessary.

Patients are asked to bring photo identification or an insurance card. Registration will be completed on site.

The turnaround time for test results is typically three days.

The Huntingdon County commissioners have urged residents to get tested to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency is assisting with the testing site.

For more information, call the state DoH at 1-877-724-3258 or visit www.health.pa.gov.

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