Anna Donelson talks to a patient at the drive-thru on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center. Patients needed to check with a doctor before going to the drive through.
Boone Hospital Center opened a coronavirus drive-thru testing center Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Hospital staff swabbed patients’ noses for collecting and testing from inside the patients’ cars. Patients need to have an appointment with a doctor first before going to the drive-thru, bringing the same documents and forms that they presented before. Doctors and nurses were using the amount of protection necessary, and after testing a patient, they would change their gloves and sanitize their hands. Tests were occurring from noon to 7 p.m., right next to the emergency entrance.
Phyliss Golden leaves the mobile health truck on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center. Patients would give their documents to the hospital staff so they could make copies of it to keep a record.
From left, Sherri Burks and Bart Perrin copy information about the patients on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center. Patients had to complete a form before meeting a doctor, and bring this same form to the drive-thru.
Anna Donelson changes gloves on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center. Hospital staff wore protection to avoid contact with the patients, using hand sanitizer and changing gloves after every time they had contact with a patient.
Boone Hospital Center takes on drive-thru testing for COVID-19