Columbia Borough to offer free COVID-19 testing to help with high demand

Lancaster

COLUMBIA, Pa. (WHTM) — COVID-19 tests are still in high demand, and now more than ever with the omicron variant spreading rampantly. Columbia Borough, Lancaster County, is holding free COVID-19 testing through Friday to help out.

Get daily news, weather, and breaking news alerts straight to your inbox! Sign up for the abc27 newsletters here

Across the Midstate, tests are scarce, and so are in-person testing appointments at many locations. Some folks are having to wait days for one. But, that’s not the case at the pop up clinic in Columbia, which has already seen a steady flow of traffic since it opened up this past weekend.

“Well I’m thankful for that because I know there are places where you go, they really don’t have anything. So this is really nice, and it being so close is really nice,” said Fay Knapp, a Washington Borough resident who woke up with a sore throat.

The testing will be held at the Wagon Werks Apartments Community Room located at 920 Plane Street in Columbia, Lancaster County between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The testing is available for anyone ages two and up.

There is no need to sign up ahead of time, and masks will be required at the facility. Scan the QR code on-site, register, get swabbed, and get your results.

“The longest wait we’ve had for most people so far has been 20 minutes. We try our best to get people in and out as fast as possible, just fit their schedule. If it’s their lunch break, they can stop by. We can get them in and out,” Nghia Le, pharmacy assistant at Tang Pharmacy, said.

For more information about the testing, click here.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss