By Submitted Story on May 21, 2020
Drive-thru Testing Event Update: Drive-thru testing appointments are full for May 26, 2020. An announcement will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 with details about the next event.
Currently, 179 appointments have been scheduled and there are only 21 appointments still available for drive-thru testing on May 26 in the parking lot at First Flight High School. An announcement will be made by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 with details about the next event.
Dare County Department of Health & Human Services and Dare County Schools have received communications regarding concern over the event location overlapping with students returning textbooks and Chromebooks at First Flight High School. The schedule has been adjusted and students will not be returning Chromebooks on the days that drive-thru testing is being offered.
Additionally, the hours of the First Flight Elementary School meal program have been adjusted to 11:00-12:30 so that there will be no traffic congestion between the meal program and the testing program. The drive-thru testing event will take place in a separate parking lot at the high school and all individuals being tested will remain in their vehicles. There will be no interaction between the drive-thru testing event and school personnel or students.
A map is being provided to show the location of the drive-thru testing event which will be held in the student parking lot and as noted, all testing participants will remain in their vehicles at all times. We do not anticipate traffic concerns given appointments are required for the drive-thru testing. We expect to see approximately 36 vehicles per hour which will arrive throughout the hour in five-minute increments.