Oneida County will offer weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Utica National Insurance Group, utilizing Precision Clinical Laboratories for 24-hour results, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced.
“Oneida County has been working diligently to add more COVID-19 testing opportunities in more areas of the county as often as possible,” Picente said in a statement.
“Testing has become an essential component of the Omicron variant surge and we will continue to provide as many options as we can to keep our residents healthy and safe. I thank Oneida Indian Nation Representative & CEO Ray Halbritter and Utica National Insurance Group CEO and Board Chairman Richard Creedon for their partnership in these weekly test sites and Precision Clinical Laboratories for helping us bring this service across the county.”
The Turning Stone drive-thru test site - located at 5218 Patrick Road in Verona - will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, and will then be available every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vehicles should enter from the Patrick Road entrance near the SavOn convenience store. Prominent signage will be in place for directions.
The Utica National Insurance Group drive-thru test site - located at 180 Genesee St. in New Hartford - will begin Wednesday, Jan. 19, and will then be available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vehicles should enter on Genesee Street.
Both test sites are open to the public, and no appointments are necessary.
Oneida County also partnered with PCL on Jan. 12 to test 180 county residents at a drive-thru event held at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.
The PCR COVID-19 test, which is collected and processed by Precision Clinical Laboratories in Clinton, is a self-administered nasal swab.
For more information about PCL and its mobile testing, call 315-316-0616.
Ed Harris is the Oneida County reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Ed Harris at EHarris1@gannett.com.
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