URI to become mobile site for COVID-19 tests

KINGSTON R.I (WLNE) – Partnering with the RI National Guard, and Rhode Island Emergency Management, URI becomes a mobile testing site that will increase the state’s testing capacity.

Starting on Sunday, March 29, I began setting up a  secure COVID-19 testing site in the Plains Road parking lot, in Kingston R.I.

Approximately 50 medical and security personnel will be on-site to help reach the goal of testing 600 people per day.

The testing is by appointment only for pre-screened patients and will begin on Tuesday, March 31 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday – Sunday.

The National Guard told the Univerisity that everyone on-site will follow strict health and safety protocols.

Tents will be set up in the parking lot, to allow for drive-through testing.

No testing patients will have access to any facilities at the University at any time.

Upon arrival, pre-screened individuals will be directed by the National Guard to drive to a tented site, where they will provide their medical documentation, be swabbed, and then exit the campus.

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