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State Taking Over COVID-19 Testing Operation at Maple Ridge Center in Lowville Effective December 29 with Expanded Hours for Testing


Published: December 27, 2021 at 09:00 a.m.

By: Nick Altmire


Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Friday the addition of 13 new State testing sites to address the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, including one here in Lewis County. These sites are aimed providing additional testing options in areas of high need throughout the state.  


“To get through this winter surge and protect New Yorkers, we will use every tool at our disposal,” Governor Hochul said. “By mobilizing testing sites throughout the state, we will make sure testing is more accessible and convenient for New Yorkers. We will continue to expand testing availability to every corner of the state, evaluating where more capacity and additional sites are needed soon.”   


Sites are currently being mobilized, according to a release from Governor Hochul’s office, with all locations slated to open on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Days and hours of operation will vary depending upon the location of the site and each will offer tests by appointment, as well as walk-ins. Upon launch, all sites will offer RT-PCR testing. Rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests will also be available within a few days of opening.   


Starting on Monday, December 27, New Yorkers can make an appointment for a COVID-19 test at one of these locations here.  


Hours of operation at the Maple Ridge testing site, beginning on Wednesday, December 29, will be:


·      Monday and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

·      Fridays:  9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


Maple Ridge Center is located at 7421 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367. 


The county has been operating the site at Maple Ridge Center since August 25, offering testing from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.








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