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Nuvance Health, in cooperation with Dutchess and Ulster counties, opened two COVID-19 (coronavirus) drive-through collection sites on Monday, March 23.
The sites are the Intermodal Center at Dutchess Stadium on Route 9D in Fishkill (directions) and Tech City at 300 Enterprise Drive in Kingston (directions). Enterprise Drive is easily accessible from either Route 209 or Route 9W via Boice Lane. The Dutchess Stadium site will open at noon and Tech City at 8:30 a.m.
These sites are used to collect samples from people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The samples will be sent offsite for testing. A person must have a physician’s order before entering these locations.
“We established these collection sites to provide a safe alternate location for symptomatic patients to be screened for COVID-19,” said Sandra Iberger, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Nuvance Health. “Currently, patients have been seeking testing via the Emergency Department and physician offices, which are not the appropriate setting for testing.”
Both collection sites will be available for pre-screened people suspected of having COVID-19 to give a specimen sample for a test. This is not a testing site. Testing is done offsite and results are not immediately available. The collection site is ONLY for people who meet ALL of the following criteria: