BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, a new testing site opened up in Butler County on Friday morning.
It didn’t take long for dozens of people to quickly line up.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Plans To Welcome Back Patrons With 'We Are The Global Majority' Exhibit
Before testing started at 9:00 a.m., cars were stretched around Michelle Krill Field at Pullman Park.
“We get a lot of people who show up early to get in lines which is a fantastic thing. We do get a lot of people who funnel in on the first day,” AMI Site Administrator Scott Ungles said.
“I see some of the lines are hours long. Might as well get it done,” Larry Gile from Slippery Rock said.
Gile was one of the first people in line. He felt the need to get tested after a family member had COVID-19.
“My wife had it, so I figured I might as well get tested,” Gile said while waiting in line.
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Each day the site will do 450 tests. It is first come, first serve, and no appointments are needed.
AMI, who is contracted by the state, will be conducting the tests and says people should find out results in 2-7 days.
“People that test positive will receive a phone call within 48-72 hours. People that are negative typically get results by email in 4-7 days,” Ungles said.
If you don’t hear back, there is a number patients can call for results.
The number is provided to patients on paperwork given at the testing site. The testing comes at no charge for patients.
Anyone over three-years-old is able to be tested and you don’t have to be showing symptoms.
“I tried an urgent care, and then the one in Slippery Rock and they didn’t know a price. It’s just been a run around,” Gile said.
“Some people are asymptomatic, so those people may have it and not know. We want those people coming to get tested,” Ungles said.MORE NEWS: Better Business Bureau Reports Increase In Imposter Scams In Western Pennsylvania
The testing site will be opened until 6:00 p.m. Friday tonight and it will be set up through Tuesday.