Department of Health to discuss increased COVID-19 testing

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is scheduled to discuss its efforts to increase COVID-19 testing to help stop the spread of the virus at a press conference Thursday.

Leaders said they want to make sure everyone in Pennsylvania who wants to get tested can get one near their community without it being a financial burden.

DOH has partnered with a number of companies, most recently Walmart, to help achieve that goal.

This week several drive-thru locations opened across the state including some in the Midstate to offer free testing.

Testing is available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7-9 a.m at the following locations:

  • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 20245 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA
  • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 200 Kocher Lane, Elizabethville, PA
  • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 50 Newberry Parkway, Etters, PA
  • Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 1355 E Lehman St, Lebanon, PA

Governor Tom Wolf, Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and Walmart Regional Health and Wellness Director  Jamie Reilly will hold a press conference Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m.

You can watch the livestream at 10 a.m. right here on abc27.com.

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