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Crest Foods COVID-19 testing sites closed Tuesday due to testing shortage

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A popular COVID testing site in the subway is forced to close during the day.

But there are several other options available if you need to check within 24 hours.

Tuesday morning, a line of cars was seen early in the morning outside the Crest Foods testing facility in Edmond, but those in line turned away without test results.

Crest Foods said in a social media post that grocery store test locations were supposed to receive a large shipment of testing on Monday, but “due to a shortage of testing nationwide should have been delayed.

They are hoping to be able to reopen on Wednesday morning.

On Monday, Crest said it ran more than 500 quick tests a day.

“And you can’t find quick tests anywhere on store shelves. They are all gone, unfortunately. Hopefully they’ll come back because it’s such an important part of this whole test puzzle that we need access to good quick tests,” said Sean Bauman, IMMY President and CEO Labs said.

IMMY Labs doesn’t have express tests, but turnaround time for PCR tests is only 24 hours – and you can be tested within a day. You just make an appointment online.

“So we’re always looking at supply chains, they’re stressful right now across every industry, especially the healthcare industry, and we’ve always tried to stay ahead of that and so it’s been a constant battle. , continuous. And we have a bunch of people here that always make sure we have the right merchandise on hand, check the supplies on site so we can offer a trial and we never have stock and we don’t. never had to cancel the group because we didn’t have a test supply,” said Bauman.

IMMY Labs currently has six test locations going around the metro – including in OKC, Edmond and Norman.

Another option is Healing by Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. You can schedule an appointment for a PCR test online or just show up.

Bauman insists on not skipping the COVID-19 test – saying they are available; you just need to find it.

“If you have symptoms and you think it’s likely you’ve been exposed or have symptoms, you need to get tested. I mean, it’s the right thing to do. You don’t want that where your consciousness later finds out that you’re positive, and you’ve given it to someone who doesn’t have it and worst case scenario, they’re going to die,” says Bauman.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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