Location: employee parking lot of the Sikorsky Manufacturing plant, Stratford.
When: every Thursday from 12-4pm
What happens when you get there: show drivers license, name, phone number, email address... then drive up to second tent.
Next: pull off the mask that you wear EVERYWHERE YOU GO NO MATTER WHAT, and tilt your head back for a somewhat invasive yet thorough Q-tip snaked about four inches up into both your nostrils and swirled around. It’s placed into a test tube that has your personal info on it.
Next day: You’ll get a phone call from a strange number. ANSWER IT! It’s the guy calling you with your test results.
My last test was about a month ago, and I figured that I need to do due diligence to myself and others by keeping on top of my status, so I went again today.
July 12th update:
One month ago, I got my results the very next day. Now, however, there is a three to five day wait, and an extensive email questionnaire about your general health. I guess this shows two things;
1. vast increase in tests being performed meaning a delay in results being given (a guess).
2. A much more sophisticated drive for data to help scientists figure out who gets it most/least, and which pre-existing conditions make someone more susceptible to the virus (another guess).
You should go there, whomever you are. It’s professional and much safer than going to a doctors office where sick people go. At Sikorsky, you stay in your car as the wind blows through the windows. It’s outside. It’s safer. It’s FREE. Testing is important for you and those you love as well as the hundreds of total strangers you will come across every day.
Predictably, tRUMP and his minions at the White House are desperate for a scapegoat to blame for tRUMP’s own miserably pathetic non-response to the coronavirus. Continually, they blame China. Perpetually, they point their crooked fingers at the WHO. Now??? Now, they are blaming Anthony Fauci, our nation’s current warrior fighting for us hourly as politicians muddy the waters to protect dotard from well-deserved scathing criticism.
Sunday morning update illustrating just how fast data can go south on you- CONNECTICUT this week joins the unfortunate club of states with increasing cases of virus! DON’T LET DOWN YOUR GUARD, or your mask for that matter!!!