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May

13

Alice Hyde Updates Hours for Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Center

Responding to declining demand for COVID-19 testing, UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center announced Friday that the hours of operation for its Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site on Park Street would change effective Monday, May 17.

The site’s new hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. During these times state-sponsored testing and physician-ordered (symptomatic) testing will be available. The test site will be closed each day from 11:30 a.m. to Noon for lunch. The site will be closed to general testing on weekends, however patients who require pre-procedure or pre-operative testing will be able to receive testing from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tammy Reynolds, Alice Hyde’s AVP of Nursing Operations, said the hospital was changing the testing site’s hours in response to falling demand for testing in the community.

“We have seen a large decline in demand,” said Reynolds, “and have moved from doing between 80 and 100 tests per day to between 30 and 50. Our site’s new hours will allow us to be more efficient while still ensuring patients and community members have convenient access to these important services.”

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