COVID-19 testing planned at South Parkersburg Baptist Church

By Mitchell Blahut Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 3:46 PM CDT.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will be having drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics on Friday and Saturday.

They will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will be using a new piece of technology, in association with the diagnostic company Ipsum labs, that will lead to people being diagnosed quicker.

“They are doing an electronic portal that we can enter the information in,” Carried Brainard, the MOVHD’s threat-preparedness coordinator. “It will be great for the patients because they will get a bar code and some information where they can actually go online after the testing is done. See when their lab reaches the lab site, as well as seeing what their results are in real time.”ADVERTISEMENT

Those going to the testing clinic can pre-register by going to the Ipsum website or by using a QR code that is on the health department’s Facebook page.

In addition, remind those are getting tested will be required to remain in their cars, the MOVHD said.

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