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Walk-Up COVID-19 Test Sites To Open In Albany County

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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Albany County’s first mobile COVID-19 testing sites will become operational Thursday.

County Executive Dan McCoy says all testing is by appointment only. Patients must be screened for symptoms over the phone by calling Whitney Young, Jr. Health Center at 518-465-4771.

Testing will be held Thursday at Capital South Campus Center (20 Warren Street) from Noon to 4. Friday at Whitney Young Health Center (920 Lark Drive) from 9:00 a.m. to 4. And Friday at Bleecker Terrace Apartments (North Manning Boulevard) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

"The only way we're gonna get back and open up our economy again is making sure everyone gets tested," said McCoy. No sites will be open on the weekend. Tests are paid for by the county.

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