Drive thru testing site closes at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

There is no longer a need for massive drive-thru sites.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2021, 12:08 PM

Updated 1,094 days ago


New York is reaching another milestone in the fight against COVID-19 today as the first batch of the state's drive-thru test sites will close today.
The site at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in the Harriman State Park opened on March 18, 2020 and since then it's been open seven days a week. But as of today, it is closed - and that's certainly a good thing.
This site was considered to be ideal for drive-thru testing for Rockland and Orange counties, with its own exit off the Palisades Parkway.
Thousands have come through here since it opened and health officials say the site was critical for efforts to track, trace and contain the spread of the deadly virus.
There is no longer a need for massive drive-thru sites because the positivity rate is at an all-time low across the state and testing is readily available in so many places such as pharmacies, medical centers and more.
Park officials say it's going to be great to get the Anthony Wayne area back and that includes it's large parking areas. They say plans to bring back popular events like Oktoberfest in the fall are already underway.
There are several other drive thru sites around the state that will be closing today. Next week’s closures include the one at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, which was the nations the very first COVID-19 test site.

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