Free pop-up COVID testing site opens in Easton school

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Paxinosa Elementary School in Easton. Tim Wynkoop | lehighvalleylive.com contributor

An Easton elementary school is now hosting a new free COVID-19 testing site.

The site at Paxinosa Elementary School is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. starting Wednesday and running through July 29, at the school at 1221 Northampton St.

The testing site is part of a partnership between the state Department of Health and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI).

“We continue to see Pennsylvanians infected with COVID-19,” Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said in a release. “This reinforces the consistent need for accessible COVID-19 testing and vaccinations across the state. We encourage anyone who feels they need or want a test, especially if they think they have been exposed to COVID-19, to take advantage of the free COVID-19 testing clinics closest to them.”

Pennsylvanians can find testing sites in their area on a locator map here.

The AMI testing sites are open to any Pennsylvanian ages 3 and older who feel they need a test. The free testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary, but patients are encouraged to bring a photo ID.

The sites offer mid-nasal passage swab PCR tests, and up to 450 people can be tested per day. Individuals who are tested should self-quarantine while awaiting the results.

The turnaround time for testing results is one to three days after testing.

Individuals who test positive will receive a phone call from AMI, while negative results will be sent in a secured-PDF email to from AMI.

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