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Posted on: December 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Explanation from Deputy County Exec--covid testing appointment difficulties

county site is working but county center is closed on holidays. And appointments being booked in minutes

Response from Deputy County Exec re: covid testing appointments at county center - some residents indicated that it was difficult to get an appointment on line. I emailed the Deputy County Exec, Ken Jenkins who promptly responded to this stressful situation for many.

The following is the reason:

The schedule for testing opens 3 days in advance.    The appointments for 12/29 and 12/30 are filled.   The testing center at the County Center is closed weekends and holidays.   Appointments for 1/3/22 will open 12/31 - 3 days in advance.  
The appointments were booked in minutes.  This testing site is in addition to the dozens of testing sites at health centers, pharmacies and other clinics. 

Ken Jenkins
Deputy County Executive
Westchester County

Westchester County has partnered with partnered with Quadrant Bio Sciences to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing at the Westchester County Center starting Wednesday, December 29. This testing is appointment only – walk ins will not be accepted. Appointments will only be available 3 days in advance. Testing is for anyone experiencing symptoms or anyone who has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The testing is not for travel. Testing is available for all ages, including children and infants.

·         Tests can be scheduled here:

·         Testing will be conducted through the below schedule:

o   Dec. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Dec. 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

o   Jan. 3, Noon – 4 p.m.

o   Jan. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Jan 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Jan 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Jan 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Jan. 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Town officials will be discussing the distribution of the 720 Covid Kits we received from the county tomorrow. We are trying to arrange for the distribution at the Theodoreo Young Community Center this Wed or Thursday and will publicize on the website when a decision is made. The rapid tests are not as reliable as the PCR tests so if you are feeling sick this is a better option.  I hope you stay healthy and safe during the holiday season and understand how stressed many people are. We expect more rapid tests to be available in the coming weeks from President Biden's initiative.


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