News Alert: Needles, CA: Community Drive Through Testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday at Colorado River Medical Center.

Source: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (Information and Press Release):

San Bernardino County, California: In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced a Community Drive Through Testing for COVID-19 will be held starting at 8:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

The event has been relocated to he Colorado River Medical Center, located at 1401 Bailey Avenue.

Initially, officials from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) announced on their website as well as by email late in the evening on May 1st that the event would be held at 1111 Bailey Avenue.

Reasons for the relocation of the event to Colorado River Medical Center at 1401 Bailey Avenue is because to better assist those getting tested.

You must meet ONE of the following instances to qualify for testing:

– Have ONE of the following symptoms: Fever, cough or shortness of breath

– Age 65 or over

– Healthcare worker (including congregate setting

– Emergency medical service (EMS) worker

– Law enforcement

The testing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT and is by Appointment ONLY.

Appointment registration will open at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

At these testing events, samples are collected by health professionals by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing.

All persons must meet criteria to be tested. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.

Beginning on April 30th, at all testing locations, people age 65 and older as well as healthcare or public safety workers can get tested even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. This is in addition to residents who are experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom (fever, cough or shortness of breath).

To to make an appointment or for more information, please go to the following website:

http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

You can also make an appointment by calling: 1(909) 387-3911

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