The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program open a new COVID testing site at Byrider Auto and Eastland Bowling in Lexington.
City officials worked with the Byrider store manager to set up a dedicated drive-thru facility on the shared parking lot between Byrider Auto and the former Eastland Bowling. The site will offer free testing and does not require an appointment or pre-registration.
Byrider Auto has been a member of the Lexington community for over 5 years. The store is always looking for opportunities to lend a helping hand in the community, previously offering the same location for the firefighter’s toy drive in 2018, which is why city officials reached out when they needed to relocate an existing testing facility. Lytle Batten, general manager, worked with city officials to coordinate logistics and optimize the parking lot flow for ease of use and limit any potential hazards at entry and exit points.
Batten said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a concern to everybody. We want to do our part to give back to our community and this is a way for us to do so. It is crucial that people have convenient access to testing and this new site helps the city make that available.”
The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program provides public testing at no cost to the individual. Testing is available without an appointment, with both walk-up and drive-up options.
Testing at Byrider Auto and Eastland Bowling Lanes:
- Thursday, October 15: 10am-6pm
- Friday, October 16: 10am-6pm
- Saturday, October 17: 9am-4pm
Drivers should enter the site from Eastland Drive. The entrance address is 1401 Eastland Drive.
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