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New Bloomington COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Monday

A photo outside of the new COVID-19 testing site on South Morton Street.

The new site is at 640 S. Morton Street. (Ethan Burks, WFIU/WTIU News)

Bloomington’s new COVID-19 testing site will open Monday across from Kroger and the B-Line Trail.

This new site comes when positive cases are surging both in Monroe County and statewide.

READ MORE: Indiana Averages Nearly 40 COVID-19 Deaths A Day

IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney said local hospitals are prepared if there is a rapid increase in COVID-19 patients.

“Our plan does call for dialing back on surgeries and dialing back on clinic and office care and going back to virtual care, so that we can those precious resources to the bedside,” Shockney said.

A screenshot of local COVID-19 numbers from IU hospital.
Here is a look at local hospital data from the IU Health South Central region from Nov. 9. Shockney said hospitalizations are now a little over 50 patients as of Friday. (Courtesy: IU Health)

Shockney said steps taken this past summer and fall include hiring more health care workers.

Residents who wish to get tested at the new site can make an appointment online at the Indiana State Dept. of Health's website. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

The site will operate until June 30, 2021 and is expected to serve about 200 people per day.

For the latest news and resources about COVID-19, bookmark our Coronavirus In Indiana page here

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