MT. VERNON – The SSM Health drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites will reduce their hours of operations starting next week due to a decrease in the number of individuals tested each week.
On April 5, the clinic in Mt. Vernon will be open Sunday through Saturday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
In the month of February, approximately 1,700 tests were administered, that number decreased to approximately 700 tests in the month of March. Officials said the drop in testing can likely be attributed to the slowing of community spread of the virus and the increase in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
SSM Health said it will continue to monitor the number of tests administered each week and will adjust hours as needed or if demand surges.
Individuals interested in receiving the vaccine can register on-line at ssmhealth.com/COVIDVaccine to make an appointment.