Testing schedule is released
Allegheny Health Network has released its latest COVID-19 testing schedules for the mobile clinic operation and community sites. through Saturday, Aug. 22. The Allegheny Helath Network’s West Side H+W Pavilion, 4247 Ridge Road, Erie, is open for COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Patients must be experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 — including fever, cough and shortness of breath — to receive a test across all AHN testing sites. For asymptomatic patients, including those who believe they have been directly exposed to someone positive with the virus, Allegheny Health Network officials recommend quarantining for 14 days. Patients will walk or drive through a secured, marked area. There are no outdoor restrooms at the collection locations. The sample is collected via a nasal swab and the process typically takes less than 30 seconds, not including any wait times. Testing results for the coronavirus typically take three to five days, depending on regional test volume. Individuals will be contacted directly with their results. As volumes increase, wait times for results may be longer. While waiting for their test results, individuals should stay at home. Those who receive positive COVID-19 test results may be issued additional care orders or self-isolation orders.