Covid testing site at GCC in Albion adds rapid tests

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 January 2022 at 1:17 pm

ALBION – The Covid testing at GCC’s Albion campus has added rapid tests today, with results expected in about an hour.

The state is paying BioReference Laboratories to run the testing site, which is free to the community, including people outside Orleans County. The site opened on Dec. 29 and is expected to continue for about four more weeks.

It is open at 456 West Ave. on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

So far before today, the tests at the site have been PCR only with the results sometimes not coming back for several days.

The site offers tests by appointment, as well as walk-ins. Click here for more information about making an appointment.

Paul Pettit, the public health director for Genesee and Orleans counties, urged the community to use the site in Albion, which came from a push from local officials.

He said he is hopeful there will also be a state testing site soon in Genesee County. Genesee officials have made a formal request to the state for a testing site, Pettit said.

The state also opened a mass testing site today at Brockport State College. The Brockport community testing site is at Mortimer Hall on Holley Street. It runs until Jan. 25, Monday through Friday. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online – click here.