State testing site ends Saturday, Parkview site delayed one week

FILE PHOTO: Cars line up for the state testing site at Central Park in Warsaw. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The free COVID testing site at Central Park in Warsaw will be finishing up Saturday afternoon at 6 PM.

The city received confirmation of the final day on Friday afternoon. Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said at Friday’s Board of Works meeting that the city was in talks to try and get the state to stay an extra week.

If you would like to take advantage of that test, the hours on Saturday will be 9 AM to 6 PM and it is free of charge.

Thallemer also announced that the Parkview testing site will be delaying their opening one week to Monday, August 17th, instead of next Monday. “Unforeseen circumstances” were said to be the reason for the push back.

To streamline the testing process while implementing safety precautions, Parkview Warsaw is requesting patients pre-register for a testing appointment by calling 574-372-0030. Once patients arrive at the facility for their appointment, they will be asked to call the same number from their vehicles. Staff will arrange to meet them at their car or at a designated entrance to be escorted back to a private room for testing.

The Parkview site is being paid for through CARES act funding, which is what the three MedStat locations in the area are also funded under. Those locations still remain open with drive-thru testing in Warsaw, Syracuse and Nappanee.