St. Claire pushes COVID-19 testing, advises of slowed results

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead is reminding residents it is offering COVID-19 testing and encouraging people to get tests.

But it’s also alerting those tested that results might take a little longer.

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In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, the hospital said, “COVID-19 test results have been delayed. With people traveling across the country and gathering for the holiday, the number of people being tested for COVID-19 has increased. We would like to thank you for your continued patience as we work with every individual that is in need of testing in our community.”

St. Claire HealthCare continues to offer COVID-19 testing just outside the St. Claire Medical Pavilion Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday from Noon – 7 p.m., for anyone who wants to be tested, even if they have already been tested.

Complete the COVID-19 prescreening online at www.st-claire.org/covidscreening or by calling 606.780.5227.

To access the drive-thru testing center, enter the St. Claire HealthCare campus from KY-32 (Flemingsburg Road) near McDonald’s. Signs will guide residents to the testing center.