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New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site open in Memphis

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19...
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, medical personnel prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-through testing site in Lawrence, N.Y. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 1:09 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 1:15 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Health Department is working to meet the demand of COVID-19 testing amid the rapid spread of the omicron variant and the surge in cases.

On Wednesday, SCHD opened a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Compass Laboratory Sevices at 1800 Pyramid Place.

Its hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sunday. It will also be open on New Year’s Day.

The health department plans to release additional information on a second testing site this week.

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