1st Day COVID Testing in Pike

(Honesdale, May 19, 2020)… There were no long lines, but a steady stream of patients did take advantage of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s new COVID-19 testing site in Pike County on its first day, Monday, May 18th.  “We saw 10 people before one-thirty, said Laboratory Services technologist Nancy O’Connell, one of two lab techs at the site.  The mobile testing tent is located at the Pike County Training Center off Route 739.  Situated behind the building, with cones marking the entry and exit path, the site offers privacy and efficiency. Wayne Memorial initiated the new testing location with the help of the Pike County Emergency Management Agency and the Pike County commissioners, who had requested it. The site is open Mon-Wed-Friday 8am – 4:30pm. A testing site at the Wayne County Fairgrounds is open the alternate days, Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday.  As of Tuesday, May 19th, Pike County still had significantly more cases of COVID-19 —  469—than Wayne, 110.  The lab techs also offer respiratory panel testing. Photo: O’Connell, right, and Holly Meyer.