“A positive test result is one of the most actionable items you can have in terms of making a decision about your health,” she said. “Having that result, knowing their status, helps people decide to isolate or quarantine.”
Alvey said even in a time of widespread vaccination, testing remains an important tool for managing the risk of acquiring or spreading COVID-19.
Jonathan Grant, executive director of World Hunger Relief Inc., was in line with a family member Monday at the MCC clinic.
“Someone in the family had a close exposure,” he said. “Just out of an abundance of caution, I feel responsibility to do what we can to confirm or deny (an infection).”
Grant had recently visited a testing site at Richland Mall where there was an hours-long wait. This time, he was able to book a time within 45 minutes, and he was able to get through the line in five minutes.
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