State will hold Covid testing clinic next week at GCC’s Albion campus

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 December 2021 at 3:53 pm

ALBION – Gov. Kathy Hochul announced there will be 13 new Covid testing sites run by the state, including one at GCC’s Albion campus.

The new state testing sites are aimed to address a Covid surge. There were 44,431 new positive Covid cases on Thursday, a new record for the state during the pandemic.

The percentage of tests that were positive on Thursday was 12.37 percent.

“To get through this winter surge and protect New Yorkers, we will use every tool at our disposal,” Governor Hochul said. “By mobilizing testing sites throughout the state, we will make sure testing is more accessible and convenient for New Yorkers. We will continue to expand testing availability to every corner of the state, evaluating where more capacity and additional sites are needed soon.”

The GCC site at 456 West Ave. will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.

Each of the 13 sites will offer tests by appointment, as well as walk-ins. Upon launch, all sites will offer RT-PCR testing. Rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests will also be available within a few days of opening, Hochul’s office said.

Starting on Monday, New Yorkers can make an appointment for a Covid-19 test by clicking here.