Arizona Completes Second Weekend Of COVID-19 Testing Blitz, More Testing May 16

By Scott Bourque
Published: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 7:47pm

Arizona COVID-19 testing blitz
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A nasal-swab test for COVID-19 is administered outside Maready Medical in Mesa on May 9, 2020.

Arizona entered the second weekend of its coronavirus testing blitz Saturday, part of the state's effort to test 60,000 people in a three-weekend period.

Coconino County collected 417 samples, and more than 300 last week, as spokesperson Claire Harper explains.

"We did have walk-up (testing), we had people on bicycles coming from the neighborhood, as well as drive-through specimen collections as well," Harper said. "Everything was great and really would like to thank our partners that were able to help us — the National Guard, along with the Coconino County team and the City of Flagstaff."

The testing blitz continues May 16. Arizonans who want to get tested for COVID-19 can go to one of 40 locations statewide to receive a test. 

Some locations are free, while others accept insurance or charge a fee for testing services.

Hours and requirements vary depending on location. A list of sites can be found at azdhs.gov.

Arizona COVID-19 testing blitz
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Medical staff administer drive-up tests for COVID-19 outside Maready Medical in Mesa on May 9, 2020, during Arizona's resting blitz.
Arizona COVID-19 testing blitz
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Assisted by members of the Arizona National Guard, registration staff wait for drivers to pull up outside Maready Medical in Mesa on May 9, 2020.

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