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New Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in MontCo

            Between Friday, March 20th and Thursday, April 9th, more than 4,800 individuals were successfully tested for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing location at Temple University's Ambler Campus in Upper Dublin Township. In recognition that this initial site would eventually cease operations, Montgomery County officials have been working closely with local, state, and federal partners to ensure continued access to testing in the county over the next several weeks.

            On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM, a new drive-through testing location will open on the Central Campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain Township. This site will provide self-swab COVID-19 testing, by appointment only. To view a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instructional video about self-swab testing, visit

            Due to the limited number of tests available, tests will be reserved for high-risk individuals meeting one or more of the following five (5) criteria: Persons of any age with symptoms of sudden illness (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, or gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), with or without fever; or

            First responder (law enforcement, fire, EMS, or dispatcher) and concern for exposure to a patient with suspected COVID-19 or symptoms of any sudden illness, with or without fever; or

            Healthcare worker providing direct patient care and concern for exposure to a patient with suspected COVID-19 or symptoms of any sudden illness, with or without fever; or

            Anyone with known or suspected direct contact to someone with COVID-19; or Anyone who has been recommended by their doctor to get tested.

            Criteria may be enhanced or relaxed based on future availability of tests. Individuals qualifying under requirements for first responder or healthcare worker status may be asked to provide proper identification. Individuals not meeting one of the above criteria or who lack this necessary documentation will be denied access to testing.

            The site will remain open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (Monday – Saturday), as testing supplies allow. Registration for each day's appointments will open at 8 a.m. each morning and will remain open until all available spots are filled. Individuals can register online at





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