— Public COVID testing has shifted to drive-through only at area’s largest shopping center —
Buffalo, NY: KSL Diagnostics Inc., a Western New York-based company that has conducted hundreds of thousands of COVID tests since the start of the pandemic, is now offering a drive-through only public COVID testing site at Walden Galleria. The site will occupy a portion of Walden Galleria’s 5-level parking deck located on the north end of the shopping center across from Forever 21 and will offer COVID rapid antigen testing with both 30-minute and 24-hour COVID RT-PCR testing available. The transition to outdoor, drive-through only COVID testing comes at a time of increased demand in the community.
“With the omicron variant driving up the number of COVID cases in Buffalo and Erie County, we wanted to make testing safer and more convenient. Providing drive-through testing that allows patients to remain in their vehicles is the best way to achieve that goal,” said Kevin Lawson, President and CEO of KSL Diagnostics. “As we’ve seen throughout the COVID pandemic, it is wise to be flexible and continually assess the situation to determine the best course of action.”
KSL Diagnostics operates a number of drive-through COVID testing locations in WNY that deliver quality services with the area’s fastest, most reliable turnaround time for reporting test results. All KSL COVID testing sites are open to the public and do not require an appointment:
- 1000 Youngs Road, Williamsville
- 500 Maple Road, Williamsville (at the Audubon Public Golf Course)
- 102 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls (near the Rainbow Bridge at the corner of 1st and Niagara Streets)
- 1 Walden Galleria Drive, Buffalo (at the Walden Galleria 5-level parking ramp across from Forever 21)
Additionally, working at the direction of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) for Return to School/Prescription testing, KSL operates a network of more than 30 COVID testing locations including independent WNY pharmacies and urgent care centers. For a list of network participants visit www.ksldx.com/locations.
KSL’s new drive-through location at Walden Galleria will be open seven days a week, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information can be found at https://www.ksldx.com/.
About KSL Diagnostics
At the onset of the pandemic, KSL leadership knew that a significant, global healthcare emergency was unfolding before their eyes. They felt obligated to act and understood the dire need to get testing for this novel virus quickly underway. With access to the necessary resources, KSL introduced large-scale testing to the Western New York region and has since performed more than a half million COVID laboratory tests. KSL’s COVID testing sites are open to the public and do not require an appointment. KSL Diagnostics operates four testing locations in Western New York that deliver quality RT-PCR testing services with the area’s fastest, most reliable turnaround time for reporting test results.
For more information about KSL Diagnostics go to https://www.ksldx.com/.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 9 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.