Grays Harbor County Public Health says that the Drive Through Testing supported by the National Guard will end on Friday May 1st (we will update if that changes again) but they say that testing will remain available by doctor and call center referral as it was before the drive through testing started
The community-based drive-through testing site at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen will remain open through Friday, May 1, 2020. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 and are 18 years or older, call Grays Harbor Public Health’s COVID-19 call center at (360) 964-1850 Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM to schedule an appointment. You do not need to be a Grays Harbor County resident to be tested. Testing services are available in both English and Spanish.
Since opening the testing site on April 15, Grays Harbor Public Health, along with the Washington State National Guard and local public service agencies, have tested 458 people. So far, there have been zero positive tests results from this testing site. Testing at the site is done with a nasal swab to identify people who are ill with COVID-19. Antibody testing is currently not available. Grays Harbor Public Health will continue to monitor the research on antibody testing and how antibody testing will fit into managing the pandemic.
After May 1, Grays Harbor County Public Health will continue to coordinate other local testing options and staff a call center that will assist people with testing referrals.
Grays Harbor County remains at 12 cases, there have been no new cases reported since April 12th, and Grays Harbor Public Health is saying that the drive-through testing site supported by the National Guard will remain open for testing through Friday, May 1st.
The community-based drive-through testing site in Aberdeen will remain open through Friday, May 1, 2020
Due to the continued request for appointments, the community-based drive-through testing site in Aberdeen has been extended an additional five days. The site will remain open until Friday, May 1, 2020. The site will be open seven days a week during the duration of testing.
Grays Harbor Public Health officials are reporting the County’s second case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient, a man in his 40s, is in isolation and receiving care at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
Residents can call (360) 964-1850, 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday
Grays Harbor Public Health has opened a call center to help residents of Grays Harbor get answers to questions they may have about COVID-19. Residents can call (360) 964- 1850 from 8:30am- 4:00pm Monday through Friday. The number will be staffed by non- medical personnel.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency and it can feel confusing and scary,” said Karolyn Holden, Director. “Information is changing rapidly. We want residents to get questions answered and have access to resources they may need.”
If you have specific medical questions or are having symptoms that you think are related to COVID-19, please contact your medical provider. Both Grays Harbor Hospitals have triage lines staffed by medical professionals. The Grays Harbor Community Hospital nursing triage line is 360-537-5100; Summit Pacific Medical Center’s nursing triage line is 360-346-2222.
The Washington Department of Health also has an information line for general questions about COVID-19 at (800) 525-0127. This phone line is staffed 6am – 10pm, seven days a week.
For local information, resources related to COVID-19, and how to contact us, visit our website at healthygh.org/covid19.