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Colleen Pillus, Communications Director 845-486-2000
Colleen Pillus, Communications Director
Poughkeepsie, NY … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced today the County is partnering with ProPhase Labs to offer state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing to provide residents with an easy and convenient testing option with no out-of-pocket cost. As New York State continues to provide new COVID-19 guidelines for events and gatherings, accessibility of rapid testing remains critical as many events such as graduations, proms, weddings or other large gatherings can require either full vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test for attendance.
County Executive Molinaro said, “We are pleased to partner with ProPhase to offer this mobile testing option. This is a great resource for residents – whether they have been exposed to COVID-19 or if they need a negative test result to attend events and gatherings in accordance with state regulations. There is no out-of-pocket cost and it is conveniently located right at our Dutchess Stadium park, with easy access off of Rt. 9D and Interstate 84.”
ProPhase will have a mobile testing vehicle located at the County’s Dutchess Stadium at 1500 Route 9D in Wappinger starting on Monday, May 10th. ProPhase will offer saliva-based, viral RT-PCR multiplex-testing which can quickly detect COVID-19 and any of the 17+ current mutations. This distinguished testing offers over 99 percent accuracy, provides results within 24-hours and can be reported directly to a patient’s smartphone. ProPhase will also be offering a saliva based, easy to use Antigen test that provides results within 15 minutes.
Dates and hours for the first week of operation will be:
Pre-registration is requested and is available online. Walk-up testing is also available.
There is no cost to residents or to the County to offer this testing option. ProPhase works directly with insurance providers, or for those without insurance, with the Federal government for all costs.
ProPhase Labs CEO Ted Karkus said, “We are proud to aid communities throughout New York, including this newest partnership with Dutchess County, in reopening their schools and local businesses as well as for sporting events, school proms, graduations and other live events."
Testing date and time availability will be posted each week on Dutchess County’s COVID-19 testing webpage at www.dutchessny.gov/CoronavirusTesting