Delays at COVID-19 screening web site in West Mifflin

COVID-19 screening web page delays compelled dozens of persons to hold out in the cold Monday.



a person holding a sign: COVID-19 testing in Kennywood parking lot


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COVID-19 tests in Kennywood parking whole lot

Allegheny County stated a cellular testing van from the company Curative stopped performing. Given that the occasion was held in the Kennywood parking whole lot, employees from the amusement park stepped in to assist.

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“I am glad that our electricians, we experienced team accessible so that when they experienced some technological challenges we were able to assist them troubleshoot by it,” Kennywood spokesman Nick Paradise claimed.

Allegheny County and Healing structured the party that started off at 9 a.m. About fifty percent an hour later, people today shaped a line, standing outside the house. Then many people today began complaining it was far too cold and no a person experienced been examined, far more than an hour afterwards.

Karin Leonard wanted a COVID-19 take a look at, but ended up leaving.

“This early morning was a outstanding display screen of incompetency. They have entry to just one of the most significant parking plenty in the county, quick to do generate-via tests, but you make people today stand outdoors in the chilly ready for you to get your act alongside one another. Absurd,” Leonard claimed.

County officers mentioned some men and women were in a position to get COVID-19 assessments, but the site experienced to shut down twice due to the fact of mechanical challenges.

The Allegheny County Wellness Department will call all those who had scheduled appointments with other screening possibilities.

Pittsburgh’s Motion News 4 contacted Healing. Study their complete assertion about the issues under.

“Curative has been manufactured conscious of cellular van mechanical challenges that took location before today at our Kennywood Large amount tests web site. This is an isolated event and our focused team has been working diligently to resolve this. We apologize for any inconvenience this may perhaps have caused and want to sincerely thank our people and all people at the tests web site for their help and comprehension.”

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