On Your Town, Curative Lab's Blake Lackey and COCC's Jennifer Kovitz discuss the benefits of the rapid COVID-19 PCR test-- or Polymerase Chain Reaction test-- especially for the economy and for holiday travelers.
Oregon’s first no-cost rapid PCR testing site for COVID-19 is in Redmond. Deschutes County Health Services, Central Oregon Community College, and the Oregon Health Authority have partnered to offer the testing clinic at COCC’s Redmond campus. An appointment is required and can be made online or over the phone.
Testing is conducted Thursdays through Mondays, from noon to 7 p.m. and results for the rapid test are typically available within one-to-two hours. The clinic is open to anyone, including those needing a test for travel.