Long lines for on post COVID-19 testing

A soldier helps a customer
Pfc. Turner Donavon, of 52nd Signal Battalion, takes customer forms. Photo by Rick Scavetta.

Story by Paul Hughes
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Wednesday morning saw lengthy queues on Patch Barracks after several suspected cases of COVID-19 in garrison schools were reported. By 11.30 a.m. The Stuttgart Army Health Clinic had already carried out more than 160 tests.

A line of cars
A line of cars await their turn to be tested for COVID-19 on Patch barracks. Photo by Rick Scavetta.

Drivers were temporarily being turned away due to the length of the queue and told to return later that day, however the drive through testing will remain open throughout lunch until 3 p.m. today, Wednesday Oct, 14.

Staff of the clinic continue to work tirelessly without pause to accommodate the line of people that at one point stretched from the clinic, to the car wash.

While no one is being directed to, those wishing to test off post can do so, but they must bring back the paperwork and notify the school of the where the test was carried out.