Montco establishes COVID-19 drive-thru testing site — but it’s not open yet

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A drive-thru testing facility is being set up in Montgomery County, but officials stress it is not open to the public just yet. 

Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said they’ve been working for several days to expand testing capabilities.

“In preparation, we have been working with our partners to establish a drive-thru testing location in Upper Dublin Township,” she said.

The facility is being set up on the Temple University Ambler campus, but Arkoosh said it is not going to open immediately.

“Once opened, the county has a list of critical workforce personnel, including first responders, who will be tested first,” she said. “I want to emphasize: The site will not open today.”

As of Wednesday, Montgomery County has 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 500 people in quarantine due to contact with those cases.

It’s not clear who will be eligible for the drive-thru testing. Those details are still being worked out.

For now, Arkoosh said if testing is unavailable and you have symptoms — dry cough and fever of 100.4 degrees or higher — assume you have coronavirus and self-isolate.