Kingston COVID-19 assessment centre re-opens Thursday

A photo of Kingston's COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Beechgrove Complex. (Kimberley Johnson/CTV News)

Kingston's COVID-19 Assessment Centre at the Beechgrove Complex has re-opened Thursday after being forced to close early on Wednesday because of high demand. 

The assessment centre closed around 1 p.m. Wednesday after Kingston Health Sciences Centre said it had reached capacity. 

Wait times have steadily increased at the centre with some patrons waiting between four and five hours for a test this week. The centre is currently performing upwards of 700 tests per day. 

KHSC asks those going to the centre not arrive before 9 a.m. to help with traffic in the area. 

"Thank you for your patience & consideration at this time."