Behind the scenes: a first glimpse at the state rapid testing machines

first_imgCounty Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News all of the appointments for this week had already been filled up as of Tuesday afternoon. His office said information will be provided Wednesday for how to sign up for the next week. After the details were announced Monday, we tried to get a look at the site but were unable to due to privacy concerns. Early Tuesday afternoon, we were allowed to film inside the converted Broome County Transit bus before any tests were conducted. The machines are capable of testing up to eight people at once, and results are delivered within 15 minutes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Tuesday, 12 News received an exclusive inside look at the new mobile rapid testing site.center_img The county office of emergency services said all high-contact surfaces are cleaned periodically throughout the day, and the entire bus is deep cleaned once the testing has finished for the day. The office’s director said this is standard for every transit bus currently in operation. Because the site was set up in a bus, it can travel to different locations. Garnar said it’s currently parked at St. Patrick’s Church on the west side of Binghamton because that’s the area most in need.last_img

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