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Targeted COVID testing begins in Downtown Utica

Targeted COVID-19 testing began on Monday at Union Station in Utica. The 3-day testing campaign will provide around 700 tests to people. Tests are done by appointment only and are done in conjunction with the State and County Health Department.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 7:12 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2020 11:24 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Targeted COVID-19 testing began on Monday at Union Station in Utica. The three-day testing campaign will provide around 700 tests to people. Tests are done by appointment only and are done in conjunction with the State and County Health Department. 

The test is not a rapid test, it's a swab test that gets sent off to a lab in Wadsworth. Results are then provided around three days later. 

The testing targets the 13501 zip code in Utica. Oneida County Director of Public Health Phyllis Ellis said the testing is being done out of accessibility concerns. Ellis said many people in the area have raised concerns about not being close by.  Ellis said this targeted testing can be difficult as people move from one zipcode to another.

"We talked about this in the spring where you may live in one zip code or town and work in another. So no one is really staying in one location. We're trying to get the message across that if you're testing or if you're symptomatic and you don't feel well to stay home and really isolate yourself from other people. That's how it's spread," said Ellis.

Testing will take place Nov. 23 – 25, by appointment only, at Union Station, 321 Main St., during the following times:

  • Monday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Appointments must be made online. Make an appointment for Monday or Tuesday by clicking here, or Wednesday by clicking here

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