A temporary COVID-19 test clinic set-up in the former Sears Auto Center at Park City Mall last week tested more than 2,000 people.
The pop-up regional testing sites were launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Health — contracted through AMI, a Virginia-based healthcare services company — as a way to ensure more people have access to testing in the 61 counties in the commonwealth without a local health department.
About 460 people received a COVID-19 test through the clinic’s drive thru and walk-in locations on the first day — surpassing the 450 test kits allocated per day.
The clinic ran from Jan. 12 to Saturday and tested 2,069 people total.
“It went well,” said Larissa Gourdet, a New York-based nurse practitioner who led the 12-person team conducting tests in the county last week.
AMI’s five teams will be in Adams, Carbon, Washington, McKean and Snyder counties this week testing people in those regions.