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Wolf administration: Regionalized priority COVID-19 testing available to workforce supporting Pennsylvania’s food supply

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Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that workers supporting Pennsylvania’s food supply chain in select areas of eastern Pennsylvania – from farmers and seasonal laborers, to food processing facilities and warehouses, and grocery store workers – would be eligible for priority COVID-19 testing at the Montgomery County mass testing site or the federally funded testing size in Luzerne County, at the Mohegan Sun.

The prioritized testing is a direct result of agriculture and the entire food supply chain being deemed as life sustaining, combined with hot spots of COVID-19 in Montgomery County and northeast Pennsylvania, where many of Pennsylvania’s food processing facilities are located. The priority testing is available to any symptomatic adult working in agriculture or food supply who lives or works in Montgomery County or the counties of northeast Pennsylvania, including Susquehanna, Wyoming, Luzerne, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne and Lackawanna.
 
Testing at the identified sites comes at no cost, as the tests are run through Pennsylvania’s public laboratory system. A process has been outlined for symptomatic adults, which provides them an appointment for testing within one day of registration.

For information as it relates to agriculture during COVID-19 mitigation in Pennsylvania visit agriculture.pa.gov/COVID. For information related to Health in Pennsylvania, visit on.pa.gov/coronavirus.


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