CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners on Tuesday issued an update on the drive-through COVID-19 testing site that recently operated in Clearfield.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health contracted with AMI to provide the COVID testing, and the site was open daily from Dec. 27 through Dec. 31 at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center.
Commissioner John A. Sobel reported that the site tested 461 individuals over the five-day period. “Speaking for myself, I was a little bit surprised that number wasn’t higher.”
Commissioner Dave Glass agreed, saying the site had the ability to test up to 450 individuals each day, and he really hoped that number would have been about double.
“It averaged out to about 90 (people) per day,” he said, “so it certainly wasn’t overwhelmingly busy. But I’m glad that we could get those who got a test a free test.”
Sobel said the county’s Public Safety Department reported that many people came in from the state of Ohio, Johnstown and Altoona for testing. He said they felt these people were being tested so that they could return home to the states they’d traveled from.
Sobel said on-site support was provided by the Clearfield County Public Safety Department and various other fire departments and fire police.
In other business, the commissioners:
- reorganized and named Sobel as chair and Commissioner Tony Scotto as vice chair.
- proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month in Clearfield County.
- proclaimed Jan. 8, 2021 as PA Donor Day in Clearfield County.
- approved a linkage agreement with SAM Inc. for referral services for the county’s Probation Department.
- approved three new hires and one employee separation/retirement.
- approved the minutes of the Dec. 22 board meeting as presented by the chief clerk.
- approved the bills as presented by the Controller’s office.