Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting COVID-19 testing

CONCORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- A popular race track known to host NASCAR events is being used in the battle against COVID-19.

WSOC reports Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of the first professional sports venues to become a coronavirus testing site.

Patients can pull up to the zMax Dragway in their vehicle and can get tested by Atrium Health employees.

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"You just drive up," said Katie Passaretti, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention for Atrium Health. "You get a swab in the back of your nose and you drive on out. You have privacy. You don't have to sit in a waiting room."

Patients have to have a referral from a doctor and schedule an appointment to get tested.

A drive-thru testing site opened Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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