CenturyLink site running smoother after Nomi Health makes some changes

After days of long lines, things are moving smoothly at the CenturyLink testing site.

The Nomi Health site opened on Aug. 27 but has been beset by long lines and waits even for people who have made appointments.

Mardysseus Dickey is one of the people who waited for hours to get a COVID-19 test even though he was prepared with an appointment on Wednesday.

“I’m kind of disappointed,” he said on They’re just taking too long.”

That line all but disappeared on Thursday.

The wait is now 45 minutes, at most.

Nomi Health who runs the site has vowed to move people through the line quicker. A Nomi Health spokesperson said they added more staff and they made the registration process easier.

Hannah Freire had an appointment on Thursday.

“We were able to just come through the line quickly and just wait for our turn to go through,” Freire said.

Brillet Ruiz, meanwhile, did not make an appointment. She decided to drive up and wait and was pleasantly surprised.

“This time it was a lot quicker,” Ruiz said, adding that she heard about the long lines before.

“I mean everyone’s needing help right now and so I think you know I’m glad that they’re doing something to you know help everybody,” Ruiz said.

Freire said the people staffing the site are good workers.

“They’re awesome,” Freire said. “They’re amazing and I’m so thankful for them being out there for us.”

 

Reporter:Emma Heaton
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