SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced last Friday that a COVID testing site will open Jan. 20 on Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs at SUNY/Empire State College.
The Saratoga Springs location is one of nine new testing sites that will open on SUNY and community college campuses across New York State and follows the 20 sites on SUNY campuses the Governor has announced throughout the month of January.
“Through our winter surge plan, we are building on our ongoing efforts to make testing more widely available, and that includes utilizing our SUNY campus facilities that are equipped to distribute more tests to New Yorkers,” Gov. Hochul said, in a statement. “Expanded access to testing will ensure those who are positive with the virus can isolate to limit spread and keep others in their communities well. We’re turning the corner on this winter surge but we’re not through this yet, so let’s continue to use the tools that will help stop the spread: Wear a mask, wash your hands, get your vaccine, your second dose, and your booster. Get tested and stay home if you are sick - we are not powerless.”
The Saratoga Springs venue is located at Empire State College, 1 Union Ave. Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to Quadrant Biosciences, the PCR COVID-19 test is an oral, saliva-based test.
Appointments can be scheduled here: www.app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=24841628&calendarID=6420951.