County shuts Bremerton drive-up testing site, citing ample capacity to test in local health care centers

The site tested 360 people over the course of seven days

County shuts Bremerton drive-up testing site, citing ample capacity to test in local health care centers

BREMERTON — The testing site at the National Guard Armory closed last Friday after the county and local health care providers determined there was sufficient capacity for testing within Kitsap for those who need it.

The site could reopen again if needed, said Douglas Bear manager of the county’s Joint Information Center, if there were some kind of resurgence in local coronavirus activity that overwhelmed local hospitals and care centers.

A total of 360 tests were performed over the course of seven days spread over two weeks. Between April 8 and 10, there were 108 people tested. The site reopened for four days the following week and tested 252 people, Bear said.

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