Starting this past weekend and for the next few days, New York State has opened eight rapid testing sites in Western New York for COVID 19 with the Northwest Buffalo Community Center being one of them.

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According to NEWS 4 Buffalo (WIVB-TV) the site opened Saturday morning and officials reported that there’s been a steady flow of people all day coming to get tested. The rapid testing process takes about 15 minutes in total.

People find out their results right on the spot. With regular testing it could take a few days for people to receive results and officials say that’s probably the biggest benefit of these rapid testing sites. The people showing up over the weekend were getting tested, either because they’re showing symptoms or because they need to be tested for work, or for school.

“No lie, I was very skeptical going into this, you know the process, procedure and I mean no one wants to be positive for anything or virus, let alone corona and I feel great that I’m not and it’s a huge relief you know,” said Arselan Ali a Buffalo State Student.

These rapid testing sites are free.

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

155 Lawn Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14207

Dunkirk Fire Murphy Training Grounds

665 Brigham Road

Dunkirk, NY 14048


6205 Main St.

Williamsville, NY 14221

1845 Union Road

West Seneca, NY 14224

John A. Duke Senior Center

1201 Hyde Park Blvd.

Niagara Falls, NY 14301

The complete list of rapid testing sites can be found here.

The sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m through Wednesday 9/2/20.

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