May 8, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
913 S. Ponderosa St Payson, AZ 85541
The MHA Foundation in Payson along with Banner Payson Medical Center, Ponderosa Family Care, Dr. Alan Michael’s, Gila County Health and Emergency Management; with support from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office are planning a drive through testing event for COVID-19 in the parking lot of the LDS Church in Payson 913 S. Ponderosa Street.
First responders and support personnel along with front line essential workers will be the first to be tested, to ensure public safety and confidence beginning Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th and again on Tuesday May 12th through Friday May 15th with possible dates through the end of the month to accommodate the general public for online scheduling and testing.
Governor Ducey has ordered a COVID-19 “Testing Blitz” for the State of Arizona. The priorities for this testing are:
- to determine the extent of the population affected by COVID-19 and allow intelligent decisions to be made regarding the stay at home and closure orders; and
- to assure that our first responders have not been exposed so they are able to respond.
Swab testing will be conducted at the location and results will be completed within 24-48 hours. Subsequent antibody testing will be available starting May 19th.