FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2020
Media Contact: Amy Cloud, Public Information Officer
Phone: (360) 318 - 4356
E-mail address: WUC_JIC@co.whatcom.wa.us
New, low-barrier COVID-19 Testing Facility opens July 10 and 11:
Pilot organized by County Health Department and Whatcom Unified Command
BELLINGHAM, WA – Tomorrow, Friday, July 10, the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) will open a low-barrier COVID-19 drive-through testing facility in the east side of the Civic Field Stadium parking lot in Bellingham. During this pilot phase, testing will be available Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Anyone can get tested for COVID-19 at the new drive-through site. During this pilot, no appointments will be scheduled. To be tested, enter the Civic Athletic Complex on Puget Street via Fraser St. You will be instructed where to drive. Do not exit your vehicle, and follow all instructions at the site to ensure the safety of workers, volunteers, and others seeking testing. Please be prepared to wait in line. No public restrooms are available at the site.