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COVID-19 Drive-thru testing now open in Vancouver

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm PDT

FILE: A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center exits a tent while holding a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Summary

It is located parking lot just off West 33rd Avenue close to Willow Street

The drive-thru is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Health care providers in Vancouver don’t have to leave their cars to get tested for COVID- 19 anymore.

The first drive-through testing for front line workers is now up as of Saturday and is running in a parking lot just off West 33rd Avenue close to Willow Street.

The purpose of the site is to complete quick assessments for workers without having them leave their cars.

The site is operated by Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.

The drive-thru is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

-With files from Nikitha Martins