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May 7, 2020 4:35 PM

Expanded Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Now Available

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These free testing options are for at-risk groups only at present

County officials have announced that drive-through the testing site operated by the Department of Health Services (DHS) Disease Control Unit will now be expanded to include five groups of high risk and vulnerable individuals:

  • Health care workers (with or without symptoms)
  • First responders (with or without symptoms)
    • First responders include people who provide 24/7 emergency response, first aid care, or other related assistance either in the course of the person’s occupational duties or as a volunteer and include:
      • Police officers
      • Firefighters
      • Paramedics and EMTs
      • Emergency Response Social Workers
  • Symptomatic people over 65 years of age
  • Symptomatic people with underlying health conditions
  • All essential workers (with or without symptoms)
    • Examples of essential workers include:
      • grocery store workers,
      • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers,
      • construction workers,
      • utility workers
      • childcare providers,
      • or anyone who has continued to work under the Shelter in Place health order in an essential function.

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