East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced May 8 that a pop-up COVID-19 testing site will open on May 15.
The drive-up site will be located in the parking lot by the ballfields at the end of Pantigo Place, which runs on the north side of Pantigo Road, or Montauk Highway, by Goldberg’s Bagels.
The testing will be done by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone who has been exposed to someone with the deadly virus, that is, within six feet of them, is eligible to be tested, as well as anyone who is symptomatic.
In addition, all workers in what New York State has classified as essential businesses can be tested.
The test site is the result of Town of East Hampton working in conjunction with the Village of East Hampton, as well the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, which will initially fund the project. Supervisor Van Scoyoc has engaged the Hudson River Health Care to do the diagnostic testing.
Insurance is accepted for the tests. Those who are uninsured can take the test, as well, free of charge. The staff administering the test site will be bilingual. Undocumented residents of the town can take the test without fear on any immigration consequences.
Appointments may be made by calling 845-553-8030.
In addition, Van Scoyoc also announced that the county is hiring individuals to work as contact tracers. Those interested in applying can go to https://careers-pcgus.icims.com/jobs/5244/contact-tracer/job