Mariners’ stadium turned into drive-thru coronavirus testing site

May 14 2020, 6:50 pm

On the same day that Seattle and King County Public Health Officials announced that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested, a drive-thru test site has popped up at T-Mobile Park.

The test site is being run by Kroger Health and the Mariners, who have opened their T-Mobile Park parking garage to be used for tests this week.

According to a news release, “around 250 vehicles will be allowed each day of the initial trial run [Wednesday and Thursday] between 10 am and 4 pm.”

Patients will remain in their cars through the test, which will be conducted through self-administered nasal swab test kits.

“The onsite testing is supported with laboratory services provided by eTrueNorth, a contractor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,” said the news release.

Those interested in being tested must first use the online Virtual Assessment Tool to figure out whether or not testing is necessary.

If the assessment determines that you need testing, you may then choose your testing location and appointment time.

“While we wait for baseball to return to T-Mobile Park, we are proud to have the ballpark continue to serve as a valuable community asset by hosting the drive-through COVID-19 testing through this partnership with the city of Seattle and Kroger,” said the Mariners senior vice president of ballpark operations, Trevor Gooby, in the release.

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