CRIME WATCH: Vandalism temporarily closes West Seattle COVID test site

10:03 AM: Thanks for the tips. That big red SITE CLOSED sign is what you’ll see if you show up at the city’s COVID-testing site at 2801 SW Thistle. We went over to find out why; staff at the site told us the generator was vandalized, and crews from UW Medicine, which does the testing at the site, were on their way to assess. They’re not sure yet whether they’ll be able to reopen today (normal hours are 9 am-5:30 pm), so for now they’re directing everyone to the SODO site (3820 6th Avenue South, same hours). As we note in our weekly COVID-stats updates (like this one published last night), there’s also a Curative-operated testing kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW), open until 3 pm.

3:46 PM: UW Medicine says the site reopened later in the morning.

10 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Vandalism temporarily closes West Seattle COVID test site"

  • Vanessa June 13, 2022 (12:04 pm)

    Idiots. Vandals. Senseless. Get a life. What have you ever done to make yourself proud? Anything?

  • M.J. June 13, 2022 (12:19 pm)

    I wonder if this has any connection to the vandalism at the Longfellow P-Patch down the street 

  • JeffK June 13, 2022 (3:13 pm)

    Ugh, some people are the worst.

  • Mj June 13, 2022 (5:59 pm)

    This is so annoying. Vandalism hurts everyone and takes resources away from adding public facilities such as restrooms.

  • Watertowerjim June 13, 2022 (7:05 pm)

     What a shame.  Guess we shouldn’t be surprised.  People stealing anything and everything now, often in broad daylight.This country has gone to hell in just under three years. It’s sad.

    • Jay June 13, 2022 (10:52 pm)

      @WaterDid they steal it? Or just vandalize it? Vandalism seems like some pretend-covids-not-real zealots. Theft is generally related to the poverty and homelessness crisis, where people are starving in our streets.    

      • anonyme June 14, 2022 (4:18 pm)

        Both theft and vandalism can occur outside of a social justice crisis.  Probably just some moron without a message.

  • Balderdash June 13, 2022 (7:26 pm)

    Great, just great. Morons acting like morons.

  • Cranky June 14, 2022 (12:49 pm)

    Vandalism hardly sounds like someone against vaccine.  (I mean you are going to a lot of trouble to not even send a message) More like no anger management or mental, drugs or just looking to cause trouble.  

  • Divine June 14, 2022 (3:25 pm)

    “Pump don’t work, ’cause the vandals stole the handle.”

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