The COVID testing tent at Warner Hospital and Health Services is now down.
Paul Skowron, Warner Hospital and Health Services CEO, states it is due to low testing numbers. COVID testing will now be handled inside the hospital with same-day results available.
Skowron notes within the past couple of weeks the hospital was able to use grant money to secure a machine capable of reading PCR tests. Previously the hospital could only provide same-day results for rapid testing.
When asked about the Delta variant, Skowron assured that the hospital is ready should a spike in cases arise. He says they learned a lot the past year and are in a better place than they were last March.
With the removal of the COVID tent, the hospital will be moving forward with the renovation of the emergency room parking lot beginning August 3.