Rockland County holds free drive-thru coronavirus testing for school districts in yellow zone

Rockland County is holding free drive-thru coronavirus testing for school districts in the yellow zone this week.
A portion of the county is under the state's yellow zone - requiring schools to test 20% of students and staff.
"We've heard over the last few weeks people waiting days for an appointment or get tested or showing up to an urgent care and waiting hours and hours, so we knew it was important to make this testing available," says county spokesprson John Lyon.
At one drive-thru, it took less than 30 minutes for people to get tested - and it took just 15 minutes for tests to come back.
If results are lower than the zone's current seven-day average, testing is no longer needed for in-person learning. If it's higher, testing must continue over a two-week period.
The testing is for school families only.
School testing sites (all will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.):
  1. Monday, Nov. 30 - Palisades Center Mall Garage Entrance West (ramp entrance next to Best Buy). This is a drive-up site or walk-up for those arriving by bus (please follow signs)
  2. Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Suffern High School located at 49 Viola Road in Suffern (10901)
  3. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - Spring Valley High School located at 361 E. Route 59 in Spring Valley (10977)
  4. Thursday, Dec. 3 - Rockland BOCES, Bldg. 10 located at 65 Parrott Road in West Nyack (10994)
  5. Friday, Dec. 4 - Palisades Center Mall Garage Entrance West (ramp entrance next to Best Buy). This is a drive-up site or walk-up for those arriving by bus (please follow signs).