FOLLOWUP: City’s West Seattle testing ends after tomorrow

The reprieve for West Seattle’s city-run COVID-19 test site ends after tomorrow. Last month, as first reported here, a plan to end testing at the Southwest Athletic Complex parking-lot site was announced. Then, a week later, the city announced an extension of testing services there until at least April 17th. That’s tomorrow, and Seattle-King County Public Health said today that Saturday will indeed be the last day of testing at SWAC, with the site converting to all-vaccination status as of Monday. City Councilmember Lisa Herbold said in her weekly newsletter this afternoon that “The Mayor’s Office had previously assured me that if the SW Thistle site were to stop testing, they would place a Curative testing kiosk in the near vicinity, similar to the kiosk at Don Armeni” – but there’s no word of one yet. The Curative kiosk at Don Armeni, though, continues in operation, as do a few other test sites mentioned in Herbold’s newsletter.

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: City's West Seattle testing ends after tomorrow"

  • leighannae2 April 16, 2021 (10:23 pm)

    Wish they would have kept this site open a *few* more days since we traveled to visit some family out of state for SPS Spring Break and want to be safe and quarantine/test after returning this weekend.  We (adults) are fully vaccinated but the kids are not… will take the (not yet eligible for the vaccine) kids to the site at Don Armeni later this week instead!

    • Lbalm April 16, 2021 (10:39 pm)

      Testing also at High Point Neighborcare Health, 6020 35th Ave, M-F, 2:30-4:00, in the parking lot, if those hours and location work better for you. 

      • WSB April 16, 2021 (11:09 pm)

        That’s one of the sites mentioned in CM Herbold’s newsletter, to which we point. Thank you!

    • momosmom April 17, 2021 (8:03 am)

      You just had to go out of State

  • ACG April 16, 2021 (10:31 pm)

    That is a bummer. Is there any difference in the type of testing, accuracy and turnaround time for results between the city run Covid Testing site and the one at Don Armeni? 

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