New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford

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A new COVID-19 testing site has opened at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford.

The site offers PCR testing and is operated by CIC Health, officials said. CIC Health is a new partner in the state's community testing program.

Facilities already overwhelmed by coronavirus cases are preparing for even more patients in the wake of holiday travel.

In Hartford, you can walk up to the exterior Box Office/Will Call windows at the Xfinity Theatre for service. The testing site will operate from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.

Insurance is not required to test and results come back in about 24 to 36 hours, according to CIC Health.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin urges anyone with any reason to test to come out and test. He reminds residents that you don't need to have symptoms or a prescription to get tested.

Senator Chris Murphy echoed Bronin saying, "this is going to make it a whole lot easier for people to come and get a no hassle, no cost test and get results really quickly."

If you live in Hartford and need a ride to the testing center, you can call 311 to set one up, Bronin added.

Officials with the Xfinity Theatre said they are excited to be part of the community effort to open the testing center.

The stress and strain have been real on Connecticut hospitals when it comes to available beds due to COVID-19

CIC Health is facilitating no-cost COVID-19 PCR testing in cities such as Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven as part of the state's growing community testing program, according to officials. At this time, there are currently 64 no-cost testing sites supported by the state and over 260 COVID-19 testing sites total.

You can also make an appointment for a test here.

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