Fourth of July Sale Is On.
SUBSCRIBE NOW
$3 for 3 months. Save 90%.

WellSpan to cut hours at some COVID-19 testing sites

Empty lanes at the WellSpan COVID-19 drive-up testing center at the York Expo Center, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
John A. Pavoncello photo

Testing for COVID-19 has remained steady at WellSpan test sites for the past several weeks, but since numbers have been lower on weekends, the health system will reduce hours at some sites.

Currently, there are about a dozen sites across Cumberland, Franklin, Adams, York, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

Since testing began in mid-March, more than 12,000 people with doctor referrals have visited the sites, WellSpan spokesman Ryan Coyle said in an email. 

Coyle could not say whether there was a peak day for testing, but he said numbers have ramped up since first opening, and so far there is no overall decline.

More:Rite Aid to open COVID-19 self-swab testing site in York Twp.

WellSpan's second drive-thru coronavirus testing site in York County is open at the York Expo Center, Friday, March 20, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

"To best deploy our resources, we have adjusted the hours of some of these physician-approved test sites and temporarily removed weekend hours at some sites as well," he said.

"We will continue to reevaluate and redeploy our resources where they are needed most, and if we need to expand hours, we will do that," he added.

More:Scarcity of coronavirus testing, lack of demographic data could hamper Pa.’s efforts to reopen

The York Expo Center location is now closed Saturdays and Sundays.

COVID-19 clinics, however, will still be open for those who have tested positive and are sheltering at home but need medical care. Locations and hours of operation can be found at wellspan.org/coronavirus.

WellSpan's second drive-thru coronavirus testing site in York County is open at the York Expo Center, Friday, March 20, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo