“Hundreds of people attended a mass vaccination clinic at the Brevard Music Center Friday,” writes Kristy Kepley-Steward in Friday’s (1/29) WLOS TV (Asheville, NC). “Vaccinations were available for 400 area residents. Additionally, the Brevard Music Center has pledged to continue COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for the general public for as long as they’re needed…. Through a partnership with Keystone [Labs], the Music Center set up ‘BMC Free Drive-Thru Testing’ in mid-July…. As of January 14, BMC has performed 2,911 Covid-19 tests [representing] approximately 22% of all testing in Transylvania County since the beginning of the pandemic…. Brevard Music Center’s … Free Drive Thru Vaccinations began with a ‘dry run’ of 50 vaccinations of healthcare workers on Tuesday, January 19. On Friday, January 22, over 200 vaccines were administered to the general public aged 65 and over…. ‘While we have not been able to perform beautiful music in person, we can assist in helping our community by providing free and accessible testing and vaccinations during this state of emergency,’ said Mark Weinstein, BMC President & CEO.… The Music Center is already planning a safe reopening this summer…. And it expects to continue providing outstanding performances throughout a new 2021 Summer Music Festival season.”