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September 3, 2020

Skagit County to adjust hours at drive through site to better accommodate working people

Today, Skagit County announced that it would adjust the hours of operation at its drive through testing site to better accommodate working people. The new hours of operation will begin Monday, September 21, 2020 and will be:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

“It has been difficult to balance resources, staff time and community needs at the testing site,” said Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson. “We’re glad to be in a place where these adjusted hours are possible. It will help fill an important community need.”

The drive through testing site is located at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, and has been in continuous operation since April 21, 2020. The testing site is open to those who live in or work in Skagit County. There is no appointment necessary. The testing site is the longest continuously running drive through testing site operated by a County in Washington state and has the capacity to test up to 600 people per day.

“Working people have a high need for testing,” said Commissioner Ron Wesen, Chair of the Board of Commissioners. “Our front line workers and employers want a testing option that will be accessible after the typical workday. We’re grateful that our Public Health team can offer this service.”

The adjustment to the testing site hours will be permanent. For up to date information on Skagit’s COVID-19 response, including additional information on the testing site, visit www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus. For daily wait time information, follow Skagit County on Twitter at @SkagitGov.
If you need additional questions or need further information, call Skagit Public Health at 360-416-1500.