LOOK: People wait outside Ballpark Village in frigid cold for limited COVID tests

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As temperatures dip into the teens in the St. Louis area this week, some people in need of a COVID-19 test are willing to stand in line outside Ballpark Village.

The popular bar and restaurant district next to Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis opened this week as a COVID testing site. Here's what the line looked like Thursday morning, with was some snow on the ground and temperatures between 10-20 degrees:

The line is moving at a decent pace, according to those standing in it.

One woman in line is a health care worker who says she needs proof of a negative test so she can go back to work.

"I have been trying to get tested elsewhere but the lines are pretty long wherever you go and a little chaotic. So I'm trying to find the best option around town," she says.

Ballpark Village is open for COVID-19 testing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has extended hours before weekend St. Louis Blues games. Tests are free and open to the public. No appointments are required and they’ll be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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