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04/22/2020

Department of Health Begins COVID-19 Testing Site in Northeast Pennsylvania, 77 Tested on Second Day

Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today tested 77 symptomatic first responders, health care workers, and citizens 65 years and older during the second day of the administration’s COVID-19 testing site at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. So far, 126 individuals have been tested at the site.  

 

The drive-thru testing site is being held in the parking lot of the Mohegan Sun Pocono Arena and pre-registration is required. Beginning Tuesday, April 21, the site will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily to test Northeastern Pennsylvania residents who are symptomatic and either over 65, a first responder or a health care worker. Registration is required one day in advance and can be found on the Department of Health’s website, health.pa.gov. Appointments are capped at 200 per day. No onsite registration is available.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Nate Wardle, Health, 717-787-1783 or ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov

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