Deaconess Health System says changes are being made to traffic patterns and parking lot access at the former Deaconess Clinic Downtown building located at 421 Chestnut Street in downtown Evansville, Indiana.
According to Deaconess, the shift is being made to accommodate an increase in traffic for individuals trying to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Since the summer of 2020, the building's parking lot has been used to administer COVID-19 testing and is now also the primary COVID-19 vaccine site for the health system, offering vaccines by appointment seven days a week. To accommodate both of these needs, the drive-through testing line is being shifted to create more parking for vaccine recipients.
The image below provided by Deaconess outlines the changes being made:
As pictured, Cherry Street is closed to northeast traffic at the intersection of Cherry and 4th Street. Those needing to enter drive-through testing should enter Cherry Street from 6th Street.
Patients coming to the site for vaccine appointments can enter the parking lot from 5th Street, in front of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences and the 421 Chestnut building.
Deaconess asks individuals coming to the site to receive the vaccine to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to their appointment to help ease parking congestion.