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SEMA4 moves COVID-19 testing site in Danbury back to Pat Waldron Building

SEMA4 has moved its COVID-19 testing site in Danbury back to the Pat Waldron Building on Memorial Drive.  Hours during the week are 3pm to 7pm.  Weekend hours are from 9am to 3pm.  SEMA4 has different hours listed on their website, as of Monday morning.

The state-sponsored test site had been operating this month at WestConn's Westside campus, but the Spring semester starts Wednesday and students will be back on campus. 

SEMA4 is only running testing at 16 of 24 state-sponsored sites through the end of the month.  State officials are still working to replace the lab company, but don’t anticipate any sites shutting down.  Stamford-based Sema4 is returning its focus to genomic testing, but handled about two-thirds of some 25,000 tests that the state-run sites have conducted in recent weeks.

In Kent, First Selectman Jean Speck says the next-closest testing location is a 40-minute drive away or more.  Demand for testing at the Kent Transfer Station has roughly quadrupled during the omicron surge, prompting a decision to extend the site’s hours.

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