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Pima County Health Department Adding New COVID-19 Testing Site in Downtown Tucson


Health & Safety

DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, October 15, 2020 – Pima County Health Department and Downtown Tucson Partnership have teamed up to provide free COVID-19 testing to individuals who work, live, and play downtown.

The new Downtown Tucson Testing Center will be located at 88 E Broadway Blvd., on the southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Sixth Ave. Testing will begin Friday October 16th from 10AM to 2PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Those seeking testing can register without an appointment on-site OR by appointment at www.pima.gov/covid19testing.

While the new site is free and open to anyone, planners from the Health Department and Downtown Tucson Partnership are hopeful that the site will serve as an ideal and convenient place for downtown employers to direct employees for testing.

“Quick and accessible testing is a key factor in helping businesses protect their employees and patrons as the pandemic continues,” said Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen. “We want to do all that we can to support businesses as they get back on their feet.”

The testing is being conducted by Paradigm Laboratories via their mobile testing unit. Results will be available in 24-48 hours or less and can be accessed through Paradigm’s easy to use online portal.

"We’re encouraging downtown visitors, employees, and residents to get tested regularly regardless if they show symptoms or not. Having this free and convenient testing downtown provides a sense of security and wellbeing," stated Kathleen Eriksen, President & CEO of the DTP.

Park Tucson is providing free on-street parking, on the southside of Broadway Blvd. between Scott Avenue and Sixth Avenue, to those getting tested at the downtown site. Tucson Electric Power has graciously offered the former MiAn Sushi retail and patio space for a socially distant patient registration and waiting area.

To learn more about COVID-19 in Pima County, visit www.pima.gov/covid19. More information about the Downtown Tucson Partnership can be found online at DowntownTucson.org

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Media Contacts: 

Downtown Tucson Partnership: Zach Baker; zach@downtowntucson.org; (520) 268-9034

Pima County: Aaron Pacheco; aaron.pacheco@pima.gov; (520) 940-5387