Holiday rush leads to chaos at Cary COVID-19 testing site
Police were called to a coronavirus test site in Cary Saturday morning after demand outstripped availability. About 70 cars were in line on Medcon Court at Kildare Farm Road, and only two staffers were in evidence.
10 POSITIVE TESTS. THEY ARE PLANNING TO ADMINISTER HUNDREDS OF TESTS THROUGH TUESDAY. >>> HEALTH EXPERTS SAY IF YOU ARE GATHERING FOR THANKSGIVING GET TESTED FIRST. ADAM OWENS SHOW US WHAT THE THANKS GIVING RUSH LOOKS LIKE. >> Reporter: THE HOLIDAY RUSH MEANS SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. THESE LONG LINES ARE FOR COVID TESTS. >> I'M DIRECTING TRAFFIC BECAUSE THEY NEEDED SOME HELP. >> Reporter: LEAH MARTIN IS RIGHT. LOOK AT THIS LONG LINE AROUND THE TESTING SITE IN CARY. >> THANKSGIVING IS COMING UP. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE NOT COVID POSITIVE FOR THEIR THANKSGIVING. >> Reporter: MARTIN VOLUNTEERED TO HELP WITH TRAFFIC. SHE UNDERSTANDS WHY PEOPLE ARE HERE. >> MY DAUGHTER HAS HAD A SCHOOL POSSIBLE EXPOSURE. >> Reporter: HER FAMILY ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY DID NOT EXPOSE ANYONE LIKE FAMILY MEMBERS MEMBERS. IN THIS VIDEO CAPTURED BY A PERSON WAITING IN LINE, YOU SEE WHAT THE WORKERS ARE UP AGAINST. DEMAND FOR TESTING IS UP. SO ARE EMOTIONS. BUT THERE IS ALSO THANKSGIVING. >> PEOPLE HAVE ALSO BEEN VERY KIND AND HELPFUL. >> Reporter: ADAM OWENS, WRAL