March 12, 2021
Strawberry Square to Host Downtown Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Site

HARRISBURG, PA (March 12, 2021) – Strawberry Square, the City of Harrisburg, Park Harrisburg, the PA Department of Health and AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) are partnering to open a four-week COVID-19 testing site in downtown Harrisburg from March 16th through Saturday, April 10th. The site will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9am – 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am – 5pm in a vacant retail space on the first floor of Strawberry Square, inside the Walnut Street entrance.

Testing, using the mid-nasal passage swab polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis to the general public (ages 3+) free of charge, no appointment required. No symptoms will need to be exhibited in order to be tested and testing will be open to anyone wishing it. Patients will be registered on-site and are encouraged – but not required – to bring a photo ID or insurance card. Up to 450 individuals will be tested daily; test results will be available within two to seven days after testing. Once tested, individuals should self-quarantine until they receive their test results. Those who test positive will receive a phone call from AMI, while negative test results will receive a secure email from AMI. Individuals with limited/no phone or email access will receive instruction at the time of testing on how to receive their test results.

“We’re happy to provide space for this vital healthcare initiative,” said Brad Jones, President and CEO of Harristown Enterprises, owner of Strawberry Square. “The public deserves to have the opportunity to receive testing without obstacles, and we’d like to recognize Dauphin County Emergency Management for initiating the conversation to make this happen.”

Mayor Papenfuse also expressed strong support for an urban location for residents to receive COVID-19 testing: “It is important that COVID-19 testing is accessible to everyone, and I am encouraged that residents will be able to utilize this site to get tested.”

For more information, contact:
PA Department of Health, Barry Ciccocioppo, Media Contact ra-dhpressoffice@pa.gov.
Strawberry Square/Harristown Enterprises, Julie Shade julieshade@harristown.net or 717-255-1038
City of Harrisburg, Momin Bhatti, Media Contact communications@harrisburgpa.gov