New COVID-19 Testing Site At The LP Frans Stadium In Hickory Opens Friday

HICKORY, N.C. — Beginning Friday, January 28th, a new COVID-19 testing site located at the LP Frans Stadium in Hickory will be open to the public.

Officials say the testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and there is no need to make an appointment as walk-ins will be accepted.

Caldwell UNC Health Care, the Caldwell County Health Department, and the Hickory Crawdads Baseball Club will host the testing site, made possible by support from NCDHHS.

All operations of this testing site will be managed by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.

Officials say the new testing site will have the capacity to administer 200 PCR tests per day, which will bring much needed relief to clinics and practices in the area.

Results of the PCR tests can be expected 72 hours after testing.