By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Demand for free COVID-19 testing remains strong in Warsaw.
The drive-thru operation set up nine days ago in the parking lot of Central Park continues to see lines of motorists waiting for the free test.
On Tuesday during the noon hour, more than 30 vehicles were lined up in two lines in the west parking lot at Central Park.
A spokesperson said the length of the line had been consistent since early Tuesday morning.
Mayor Joe Thallemer reported that roughly 800 free tests had been administered at the drive-thru in the first week.
Several hundred more have used MedStat since testing there was announced seven weeks ago.
“There’s obviously a need here,” Thallemer told the council.
The drive-thru testing is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The program was initially pitched as a two-week effort, but an official with the Indiana Department of Health said last week it could continue beyond two weeks.