Long wait at drive through Covid testing site in Wilkes-Barre

Members of the Ohio National Guard put on PPE as they prepare to administer COVID-19 tests at a drive through testing site on January 5, 2022 in Akron, Ohio.
AKRON, OH - JANUARY 05: Members of the Ohio National Guard put on PPE as they prepare to administer COVID-19 tests at a drive through testing site on January 5, 2022 in Akron, Ohio. Due to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deployed members of the Ohio National Guard to assist with medical personnel in health facilities and testing sites throughout Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images) Photo credit (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

The demand for in person and at home tests for COVID 19 remains high. The testing site at Kirby Park in Wilkes Barre had some waiting over 2 hours and for others as the 6pm time drew near they were turned away. The testing site at Kirby Park is from 10 am until 6pm again today and tomorrow and 10am to 2 on Saturday. It's a similiar story at the testing site at the former Steamtown movie theatre in downtown Scranton. Estimates are over 900 people have been tested in its first three days of opening. The site is open 10am to 6pm Monday thru Friday.