Drive-through testing site closed in Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

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New York today takes another step in the fight against COVID-19 as the first batch of drive-thru testing sites in the state will close today.

The Anthony Wayne Recreation Area site in Harriman State Park opened on March 18, 2020 and since then has been open seven days a week. But as of today, it is closed – and that’s certainly a good thing.

This site was considered ideal for drive-through testing for Rockland and Orange counties, with its own exit to the Palisades Parkway.

Thousands of people have passed through here since it opened and health officials say the site was essential for efforts to track, trace and contain the spread of the deadly virus.

There is no longer a need for massive drive-thru sites as the positivity rate is at an all-time low statewide and testing is readily available in many places such as pharmacies, medical centers and more. again.

Park officials say it will be great to reclaim the Anthony Wayne area and that includes his large parking areas. They say plans to bring back popular events like Oktoberfest in the fall are already underway.

There are several other drive-thru sites in the state that will close today. Next week’s closures include that of Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, which was the nations first-ever COVID-19 testing site.

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