“The reason why it’s helpful to have a test in your home state is because there are follow-ups, especially if you do test positive,” said Epstein. “So, it’s the county you live in that makes the arrangements for whether or not you need to be isolated or other information they need to collect.” New York State Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner, Ron Epstein, says some people may feel discouraged because of rumors that the test is an uncomfortable process, or simply because restrictions are easing up, people don’t feel the need to get tested. He says he personally took the test at the site and says the people working there do a good job to make you feel comfortable. VESTAL (WBNG) — Officials at BU’s drive-thru testing site say over the past couple of weeks, they’ve ramped up testing by thousands and say there are still spots open for appointments. The testing site opened at the end of April and already, officials leading the center say they are conducting up to 200 tests a day, but are encouraging even more people with symptoms to get tested there. Epstein specified, if you are not a New York resident, but you are a New York employee, especially at places like nursing home facilities, you will not be turned away from the testing site. However, he does say they prefer to test New Yorkers, so they can track the number of cases easier in the counties. RELATED: Binghamton University to be COVID-19 drive-thru testing site “There is no reason to let our guard down,” said Epstein. “We want to ensure that the region continues to prosper and therefore partners civic duty to get tested if you have symptoms, so the region can reopen.” In order to make an appointment, you can call the NYSDOH at 888-364-3065 and the workers there will help set it up. You will then be asked to have all your personal ID information for the medical workers on site before you are tested.