COVID-19: Fourth Drive-Up Testing Site • Medical Volunteers Needed
Fourth drive-up COVID-19 testing site scheduled to open in Perris
A fourth Riverside County community testing site has been established at the Perris Fairgrounds for residents who want to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The site, located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, will open Tuesday (April 14). Those who want to be tested can call 800-945-6171 for an appointment. Those who want to get tested must have symptoms and have an appointment before showing up at the fairgrounds. Drive-ups without appointments cannot be accommodated.
Some of the symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or congestion. Those who have risk of exposure may also be tested, which means exposure to a confirmed case.
The Perris site is the fourth location for community testing in Riverside County. Testing sites are also located at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio (Tuesdays through Saturdays), at The Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore (Sundays through Thursdays), and in the parking lot at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside (Tuesdays through Saturdays). These locations have been in operation for several weeks.
Those who want to be tested can call 800-945-6171 and specify which location is preferable. Appointments for the Lake Elsinore site can also be made online by going to www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19.
County urges residents to volunteer for medical and nonmedical positions
Riverside County is calling on all willing residents, especially those with medical expertise, to support response efforts for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other group medical care sites are particularly in need for workers willing to care for COVID-19 patients.
This request goes out to all physicians, both active and retired, nurses, nurse assistants, as well as non-medical volunteers such as office staff or Class A and B drivers. The opportunities vary with some paid openings available. The county needs our residents’ varied talents to support the response throughout the region’s impacted communities.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, and to submit your information, please visit the Riverside County Public Health website: www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus and click on the “Volunteer” button or call 951-955-9227 for additional assistance.