Without notice, Erie County sets up temporary testing site at Amherst Parks maintenance barn.
AMHERST, N.Y. — Again without notice, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site was set up Wednesday morning in Erie County. The location was the Amherst Parks Department maintenance barn on Maple Road.
By 9 a.m. orange cones had been set out in the driveway marking a route towards an overhead door at the rear of the building.
Seen milling about were members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the county Homeland Security Department and a number of people completely covered in white protective suits and face shields.
Just before 10 a.m., vehicles started pulling into the driveway. The man driving the very first vehicle in line spoke to 2 On Your Side by phone after he was tested.
“I’m not crazy sick, but I do have a dry cough and some shortness of breath,” said a man, who says he is 30 years old.
The man said throughout the entire process he remained in his car, even having the nasal swab test from his driver’s seat. He noted, “There were people dressed up in suits like it was (the movie) Back to the…