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    San Diego —  Later this week, a COVID-19 testing site will open up just outside a pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro, where tens of thousands of people enter the United States from Mexico every day. The PedEast testing location is thought to be the closest to the U.S.-Mexico border in any state, and is the result, the county says, of a data-driven, community-led strategy that aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Bay communities. Officials have long known that the pandemic has disproportionately affected the South County region, where cases continue to climb. Factors that contribute to these increases include long-standing disparities in access to health care, a large population of essential workers and a lack of affordable...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium continued its important work throughout Philadelphia’s communities on Saturday afternoon. The group held its 37th free testing site for people with coronavirus symptoms at the Mander Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The mission of the consortium is to provide advocacy for the Black community amid the pandemic, which has affected African American and Hispanic people disproportionately in the number of infections and severe outcomes. “Today, we are testing in a place where I was born and raised, which I love, North Philadelphia,” Dr. Ala Stanford, a pediatric surgeon and Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium founder, said. “This zip code [19121], and specifically in North Philadelphia, is one of our hardest-hit zip codes, and...
    Photo via Ruth Eckerd Hall/Facebook Starting next week, Ruth Eckerd Hall will act as a drive-thru only coronavirus testing site three days a week. The new testing site is set to open 7 a.m. Monday in the Ruth Eckerd Hall parking lot at 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Pinellas County residents can be tested Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to a Ruth Eckerd Hall press release. Patients are encouraged to bring a referral from a medical provider; those who do not will be screened based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The test site was put together in partnership by Ruth Eckerd Hall, BayCare, Pinellas County, the...
    AZUSA (CBSLA) — Azusa City Council has approved an agreement between the City and County of Los Angeles to open a free indoor COVID-19 testing site. Starting Tuesday, August 11th, people can receive free testing from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m. at the North Recreation Center (NRC) at Memorial Park, 340 N. Orange Place. The testing will be available to anyone who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not. Tests are free and County residents do not need medical insurance to get tested. The increased access to community testing will help the County meet an intended goal of expanding COVID-19 testing capacity by over 65% in targeted communities. “We need...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County plans to set up its first testing site for the coronavirus at one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings, officials said Wednesday. County supervisor Greg Cox said that the county will begin tests in about two weeks at the San Ysidro port of entry’s PedWest crossing, which is exclusively pedestrian and connects Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians enter the United States at the crossing daily, though that number has dropped with the pandemic and the shuttering of businesses. Essential workers coming into the United States from Mexico and returning U.S. citizens will be offered the tests at the appointment-free, walk-up site, Cox said. County officials expect to...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County plans to set up its first testing site for the coronavirus at one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings, officials said Wednesday. County supervisor Greg Cox said that the county will begin tests in about two weeks at the San Ysidro port of entry’s PedWest crossing, which is exclusively pedestrian and connects Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians enter the United States at the crossing daily, though that number has dropped with the pandemic and the shuttering of businesses. Essential workers coming into the United States from Mexico and returning U.S. citizens will be offered the tests at the appointment-free, walk-up site, Cox said. County officials expect to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a coronavirus testing site to reopen after being closed because of the storm. Florida reported 225 new deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average of daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197. Florida’s rate is approaching a quarter of that seen in New York at its peak in mid-April. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The number of people treated in hospitals statewide for the coronavirus continued...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hark Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a coronavirus testing site to reopen after being closed because of the storm. Florida reported 225 new deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average of daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197. Florida’s rate is approaching a quarter of that seen in New York at its peak in mid-April. The number of people treated in hospitals statewide for the coronavirus continued a two-week decline, with 7,622 patients late Wednesday...
    By FREIDA FRISARO and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials said. A long line of cars waited outside Hark Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Wednesday morning for a coronavirus testing site to reopen after being closed because of the storm. Florida reported 225 new deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average in daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197. Florida’s rate is approaching a quarter of that seen in New York at its peak in mid-April. The number of people treated in hospitals statewide for the coronavirus continued...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — From missed proms to canceled graduations, the class of 2020’s final year of high school fizzled without much fanfare. Now, rising seniors have discovered the problems aren’t over as they head into their final year before college. They’re stressed trying to nail down times and dates to take college entrance exams. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory explains the latest drama with the ACT. With virtual class and virtually any school event canceled, the pandemic still leaves Rachel Johns with a normal rite of passage. The rising senior is readying for college application season, and needs to take the ACT exam. “We know that we have to participate in them in order to succeed, and there’s a...
    HAYWARD (KPIX) – Hayward’s first come, first served COVID-19 testing site is now by appointment only and no longer at the same site. The line that has circled around Cal State East Bay to get necessary coronavirus testing for a month has moved and changed. The new location is a parking lot between Skywest Golf Course and Hayward Executive Airport. “Cars were lining up going all the way down Mission Boulevard which is probably a couple miles away. So the wait times were really bad, so what this does is cuts down on the wait time on the traffic,” said Don Nichelson of Hayward Fire. The new Hayward site will still conduct roughly 500 tests a day. ...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary of the COVID-19 testing site at 8341 Elam Road in Dallas.  Police said Thomas Glenn Prater is the man seen on surveillance video on the night the new walk up testing site at the Salvation Army’s Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center was burglarized. It couldn’t open on July 13 as planned after equipment and supplies used to conduct testing — including 2 air condition units, personal protective equipment and a computer — were stolen. Prater was identified by a Balch Springs officer who had recently arrested him and by an anonymous caller who also identified him. He’s is currently being held in the Kaufman County Jail on burglary charges....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Jonathan German got good news: he came out negative for COVID-19 at new testing site just steps from his home. “A life and death, matter, you know. We got to know if you’re sick and passing it around or if you clean,” German said. Thanks to a community-wide lobbying effort, a San Francisco neighborhood with a high rate of COVID-positive cases finally gets its own testing site, and more. Potrero Hill, where German lives, holds one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases in the city. LocalIn recent weeks, Potrero Hill residents push for their own testing site, which finally opener on July 6th at the Potrero Hill Health Center, according to Nurse Manager Evita...
    MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) -- Ventura County officials are opening a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Ventura County Fairgrounds amid a surge of new coronavirus cases and demand for testing in the region.As of Wednesday, Ventura County officials reported just under 7,000 people have tested positive for the virus with the death toll at 73. The latest county numbers can be found here.There is already a drive-thru testing site at Moorpark College, where testing has been going on for just over two months. The Ventura County Fairground drive-thru testing site is expected to open on Aug. 10.Ventura County aiming to keep farmworkers healthyEMBED More News Videos Ventura County officials and industry executives are outlining the steps taken to keep...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Two more drive-through coronavirus testing events will be held in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday. Beginning this weekend, a clinic will be held at the Ocean City Convention Center. It will continue on other weekends in August and September, though a full list of dates is not available. On Tuesday, a drive-through testing event is scheduled at Ripken Stadium in Harford County. Officials expect to test up to 1,000 people at that event. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Also on Tuesday, a drive-through testing site...
    New York State is paying it forward and offering a helping hand to states struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will be establishing a COVID-19 testing site in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Pinellas Community Church and donating personal protective equipment there. The site is expected to provide up to 500 tests per day. While New York has largely contained the virus after seeing an early spike, cases in Florida have been on the rise in recent weeks, with the state reporting record-high averages in COVID-19 deaths. In the past week, Florida has reported 130 new deaths daily, up more than 14 percent, according to reports. New York has set up...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A saliva-based COVID-19 test will be available for two days starting Wednesday in Berkeley with the aim of increasing the speed and availability of testing, according to city officials. People will be able to swab their own mouth while under supervision at a kiosk at San Pablo Park, 2800 Park St. Appointments are available online at https://signup.curativeinc.com/welcome. Results can be expected in 24 to 48 hours, according to city officials. The test is being conducted on a pilot basis but has been used widely in Los Angeles County for drive-up testing. It is free to people without insurance. Co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles are waived for people with Medi-Cal and commercial insurance. People with...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health will distribute free masks to Marylanders who visit state-run COVID-19 test sites throughout the summer. The events are part of the #MaskOnMaryland campaign to encourage all Marylanders to wear face coverings in public places to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The first event is July 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center COVID-19 testing site starting at 8 a.m. “Marylanders need to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while in public to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said MDH Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Community cooperation with mask-wearing, social distancing and hand washing is still our best defense against the spread of COVID-19 at this time.” Marylanders will receive a package of...
    AUBURN GRESHAM — A Southwest Side COVID testing site has closed. The Illinois Department of Public Health recently shut down the site at Studio Movie Grill, 210 W. 87th St. The drive-up site, one of four state facilities opened in May, had the capacity to test up to 750 people a day. The location has been removed from IDPH’s site, and calls to the agency were unreturned. Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) confirmed the closure during a town hall meeting last weekend, but doesn’t know why the site was closed. Once a COVID hotspot, the 21st Ward — which includes ZIP codes 60620, 60628 and 60643 — has seen a downward trend in certain parts of the ward and an uptick...
    GALT (CBS13) — The California National Guard is planning to operate a pop-up coronavirus testing event in Galt this week. The testing site will be open starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at Walker Community Park on Orr Road. Appointments are not necessary, and the county said community members 18 and older will be tested on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a 100-test limit each day. Officials say results can take five to seven business days. A similar pop-up site was held last week in Galt and spots filled up quickly. Within an hour of opening, the gates were closed. READ ALSO: National Guard Deploys To Galt As Coronavirus Cases Increase County data shows Galt has more cases than...
    With availability to perform more than a thousand tests of COVID-19 a day, a new analysis center has been enabled in Tropical Park, which is carried out through saliva and which promises to deliver results in a short time, according to the county mayor. Miami-Dade this Monday. “This site is free and has the capacity to do 1,100 tests daily,” said Mayor Carlos Giménez- An advantage, said the mayor, is that the site has its own laboratory and the results will be more effective, especially when delays in diagnostic deliveries and errors reported by several laboratories operating in South Florida are reported. “This is a national problem, not only here in Miami-Dade County, they are doing thousands and thousands...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said COVID-19 testing capacity in the county will be double by the end of the week while attending the opening of a new oral self-swab test site at Tropical Park on Monday morning. The new testing site is capable of testing up to 1,100 people per day. It’s a state run site which is using a different type of test. “The test will be self-administered with an orab swab so people can remain safe in their cars. It’s an easy swab you can do in your mouth,” explained Gimenez. Gimenez said testing is free. It’s open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. including weekends, to anyone age five...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A pop-up testing site will be open in Chatham Monday for people who attended a house party in the town on July 12. The party is linked to a coronavirus cluster. Several restaurant workers who were at that party have tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who was there or may have come in contact with someone who was is being encouraged to get tested. Testing will be done in the parking lot of Town Annex on George Ryder Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Chatham previously declared a public health emergency order, requiring face coverings in most public areas. Face coverings may be removed while eating and drinking. Violations of the order could result in...
    With over 80 vaccines announced and 14 already in human trials, chances are a candidate vaccine for COVID-19 may be getting tested soon at a location near you. As these vaccines move into Phase 3 testing, where the goal is to really see if they’re effective against the virus, they will need thousands of volunteers. To help with that, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health (the department with that Fauci guy) has created a central Coronavirus Prevention Network. The site has information on what it means to take part in a clinical trial, and what you can expect if you sign up to take part in testing a candidate vaccine. The vaccines...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Fort Worth is expanding its free COVID-19 saliva testing program by increasing the amount the tests per day and adding a second site at the Dickies Arena. In a news release Saturday, the city said it saw “an exceedingly successful pilot program” throughout the week after it began offering the free saliva tests at J.P. Elder Middle School. The city said 1,339 residents were tested this week. Now, the program will be expanding to offer more tests and also evening appointments, the city announced. Starting Tuesday, July 28, the city said J.P. Elder Middle at 709 N.W. 21st Street will be able to administer up to 450 tests per day from 8 a.m....
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A limit on the number of COVID-19 tests performed at a busy Dubuque clinic will be lifted, starting Monday. Earlier this week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office imposed a limit of 100 tests per day on the Epic Health and Wellness clinic in Dubuque, saying the clinic could not handle the volume of testing it was facing, causing long waits and unusable samples. Before the limit was imposed, the clinic had been conducting between 400 to 550 a day, The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported. On Friday, the governor's office announced it was ending the cap but the clinic would now require appointments for tests. “We appreciate the full cooperation of Epic Health and Wellness Clinic to...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association today announced findings from a site-selection process for a vertical space launch site that has identified a location just north of Marquette. Conducted by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn, the site-selection process has been a year-long effort. Sites were ranked based on several factors, including existing commercial and public infrastructure, geographic and terrestrial mapping, living standards and workforce development. Operations are expected to begin by early 2025. MAMA_3CREDIT: MAMA MAMA_2CREDIT: MAMA MAMA_4CREDIT: MAMA MAMA_1CREDIT: MAMA “The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is home to some of the hardest working and most resourceful people in the world,” said U.S. Rep Jack Bergman, who represents the 1st District. “Locating...
    ALAMEDA (KPIX 5) — Frustration and confusion reigned Thursday at the new CityHealth Urgent Care COVID-19 testing site in Alameda that was forced to close temporarily. In an e-mail blast at midnight and with a single sign at an office park on Wind River Way, the COVID-19 testing facility abruptly closed after over a thousand people were swabbed Wednesday. The new free testing site operated in partnership between CityHealth Urgent Care, the city of Alameda and the Research Park at Marina Village opened Wednesday to large crowds. While the site promised to have test results available within 15 minutes of the test being administered, the big turnout caused a backlog that made the wait more like an hour for those...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With coronavirus cases on the rise across the Bay Area, many residents are looking to get tested for the virus. Below is a listing of testing sites in the different Bay Area counties or a link to where you can get information. ALAMEDA COUNTY  Allen Temple Address: 8501 International Blvd, Oakland Hours: Monday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Appointment: Click here, or call 510-615-5566 Drive-Through Alameda County Fairgrounds *Must be a resident of Pleasanton, Livermore or Dublin Address: 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton (Gate 12) Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Appointment: Not required Drive-Through Cal State East Bay *For first-responders, health care workers or members of the general public...
    ALAMEDA — The city’s first testing site for COVID-19, which opened Wednesday and was temporarily shut down over insurance issues, has reopened. But it was not immediately clear whether the site was open for all seeking a test or just those who made an appointment. CityHealth Urgent Care opened the site as a partnership with the city at The Research Park at Marina Village, and initially tested and provided results to more than 1,000 people. “Simultaneously, there was an unanticipated and unfortunate issue with liability insurance coverage,” the city announced Wednesday. “To allow for the site to be reconfigured to ensure safe and efficient testing and to address insurance issues, the new facility is temporarily pausing operations.” Information about testing...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- An issue over insurance forced the shutdown of a COVID-19 testing site in Alameda that had only been open for one day.But not everyone got the word. People lined up early Thursday morning, even though officials had no intention of opening the site.RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Hayward COVID-19 testing site moving, going appointment-only"I was here yesterday for like 12 hours and they told me come back tomorrow. And then I get back here this morning so I don't have to wait in a super long line, hella early, and they're like 'oh it's closed, we're not doing testing today,'" said Jada at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. She did not want to give her last name."Unfortunately late last night around...
    Operation of the Hartford-CVS COVID-19 “rapid result” testing site will be extended through September. The testing site at the Arroyo Recreation Center, 30 Pope Park Dr., was slated to stop services next Friday, July 31. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced the news July 23 during a press conference with members from CVS Health, the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, Hartford’s health director and fire chief, according to NBC Connecticut. The NAACP was present to highlight the importance of black people - a community that has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus - get tested if they don’t feel well.  
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Alameda COVID-19 testing site that opened this week and promised results in just 15 minutes closed Thursday, but is "committed" to a quick reopening, the company said.RELATED: San Francisco mayor announces expanded COVID-19 testing as cases rise statewideCityHealth Urgent Care tested more than 1,000 people Thursday morning, but because of the unexpected attendance and issues with liability insurance coverage, the testing site is "pausing operations.""CityHealth Urgent Care and the property owner are working on a solution to resume safe operations as quickly as possible. We understand this will be frustrating for residents, and especially those who made appointments for the remainder of this week," the company said in a statement this morning.RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Hayward COVID-19...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- A new COVID-19 testing site opened Wednesday in Alameda and the results are expected in just a matter of minutes.Tests are free at the CityHealth Urgent Care site at The Research Park at Marina Village. Results will be returned within 15 minutes.RELATED: San Francisco mayor announces expanded COVID-19 testing as cases rise statewideYou do not need to make an appointment but you do need to have proof of insurance. If you do not have insurance, just bring a government issued ID.VIDEO: Coronavirus Testing: What is a COVID-19 genetic, antigen and antibody test?EMBED More News Videos There has been a lot of talk about testing for the coronavirus, but you may not entirely understand what the different...
    HUNDREDS more coronavirus test centres will be opened to make it as convenient as possible for Brits to get checked. Health bosses want everyone in towns and cities to have a Covid testing facility within a 30 minute walk of their home by the end of October. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Hundreds more walk-in Covid test centres will open so that it is easier for Brits to get checkedCredit: Getty Images - Getty It comes as the Government prepares for a possible surge in virus cases this winter - as experts warn a vaccine won't be ready before Christmas. At least a few hundred walk-in testing centres are to be established in...
    COVID-19 diagnostic testing site has been launched in the Hudson Valley as New York continues combating the virus. In coordination with Good Samaritan Hospital, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that they would be opening up a new testing site in Rockland County in the Town of Ramapo, which has been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Cuomo said that the clinic at the Ramapo Cultural Arts Center at 64 North Main Street in Spring Valley. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. 
“We expected the infection rate to go up after we reopened,” he said. “We thought we could control it, but we thought it would go up. “Actually it hasn't even gone...
    GALT (CBS13) — A big coronavirus surge in a little city has health officials on alert and moving resources there. Cars were parked outside Walker Community Park before the sun was up, waiting to get tested for COVID-19. “They say there are all these testing sites. I call every day, day after day,” said Tiffany Ortiz. Tiffany and her husband Pablo came to the free pop-up testing site on Wednesday so she could get tested for the first time and he could for a second time. “My husband he never had any symptoms,” she said. Tiffany says he tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago and has been under quarantine ever since. He got it from his partner – they...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday that the city will increase its COVID-19 testing capacity by adding appointments at existing sites and adding new mobile pop-up testing sites. Breed said the city will increase the Embarcadero testing site’s daily capacity by 400 appointments per day. The city will also deploy two pop-up testing sites that will rotate to areas like Bayview-Hunters Point and the Excelsior District that are facing particularly high rates of infection.  A third, permanent testing site is expected to launch in August in the southeast part of the city, Breed said. City officials are still taking community input about the location of the testing site, which will launch with the capacity...
    SCHERTZ, Texas – Guadalupe County will host a free, walk-up COVID-19 testing site on Friday, July 24, in Schertz. The mobile site will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or when tests run out at Lehnhoff Stadium under the home bleachers, according to the Guadalupe County Fire Marshal’s Office. The testing is being hosted by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.Guadalupe County COVID-19 testing flyer (KSAT)Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Police in Dallas have released images of a suspect wanted for stealing supplies intended for a coronavirus testing site, delaying its opening. The unidentified man, who has a large star tattoo on his neck, is accused of raiding the Salvation Army's Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center around July 13. “Overnight, individuals broke into the storage location for the site and stole all of the equipment and supplies used to conduct testing,” the Parkland Health and Hospital System said in a press release earlier this month, according to The Dallas Morning News. The suspect is accused of stealing items like air conditioners, hand sanitizer and a thermometer from the storage location of a Dallas coronavirus testing site. (Dallas County Hospital District Police Department) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  A...
    HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – As the number of COVID-19 cases in the county continues to rise, Broward leaders are stressing the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and getting tested. Tuesday morning it was announced that a temporary testing site would be opened at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village, at 4900 W Hallandale Beach Boulevard. The site will offer free walk-up testing on both Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., with special seniors only hours from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. No appointments are needed to be tested. Representative Shevrin Jones said the site is possible through a partnership with the emergency management firm CDR Maguire and GENETWORx...
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Coronavirus testing will be reduced to only 100 tests per day at a Test Iowa site in Dubuque, despite a sharp increase in cases in Dubuque County. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office ordered the site to reduce its testing, Dubuque officials announced Monday. The site will be opened only from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The site had been testing between 400 and 550 people per day, The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald reported. Reynolds’ spokesman, Pat Garrett, said in an email Monday the governor ordered the test reduction at Dubuque “to ensure their process is in line with others across the state of Iowa. We want to maintain consistency and high quality performance across all...
    COVID-19 testing sites in D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, have made modifications to their Tuesday and Wednesday schedules due to the extreme heat in the D.C. region. The District announced Monday that firehouse testing locations will remain closed, but residents in need of a test are encouraged to call their health care providers. Here is the COVID-19 testing schedule in D.C.: Tuesday, July 21 UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus site (5171 South Dakota Ave. Northeast), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judiciary Square site (F Street Northwest between 4th and 5th streets), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 Anacostia site (2241 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Southeast), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judiciary Square site (F Street...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Most colleges consider the ACT test score to make admission decisions. But, on Saturday, several Minnesota students were left waiting in parking lots with buildings closed off. WCCO discovered how the COVID-19 pandemic left testing sites all across the country scrambling. Preparing for her senior year at Armstrong High School, Tori Thomas planned to give the ACT one last shot this summer. “A typical week, seven days a week, I studied about four hours a day for around three weeks,” Thomas said. She’d taken the test before, but believed boosting her score would help to secure a spot at a better college and for a merit-based scholarship. As COVID-19 canceled test dates for months, it was in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is opening a new all-weather COVID-19 testing site to boost testing capacity and replace two sites that are scheduled to close, according to the state Department of Health. The new drive-thru testing site at the Rhode Island Convention Center's parking garage in Providence opening Tuesday will allow testing even during inclement weather. The new site is replacing a testing facility at Rhode Island College slated to close Monday and a site at the Community College of Rhode Island that will be phased out in the near future. The convention center site will offer tests seven days a week by appointment only for people with symptoms, or for asymptomatic people who work in high-contact professions....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Hospital District Police released surveillance images of a suspect wanted for burglarizing a building that was storing equipment for a new COVID-19 testing site. Burglary suspect (Dallas County Hospital District Police) The new walk up COVID-19 testing site at the Salvation Army’s Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center on Elam Road could not open on July 13 as planned because someone broke into the storage location on July 11 and 12, and stole equipment and supplies used to conduct testing — including two air condition units, personal protective equipment and a computer. Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime can contact DCHD PD Det. D. Minyard at 469-419-0727 or email: devan.minyard@phhs.org The testing location...
    HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 News has learned the city of Hayward's coronavirus testing site is expected to move off of the Cal State East Bay campus and transition to appointment-only testing in the coming weeks.On August 3, the coronavirus test site will move to the Sky West golf course in Hayward and only accept people who have scheduled an appointment online, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman confirms.RELATED: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing in CaliforniaIn recent weeks, the drive-thru testing site on the college campus has seen a spike in demand for testing, creating wait times lasting hours."I think it's about four to five hours if they're the last person in line," said Captain Don Nichelson of...
    Tarrant County residents can sign up to receive a free saliva test to detect COVID-19, as part of a pilot program launched Tuesday through a partnership between the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Tests will be administered by appointment only beginning at 8 am on Tuesday, July 21 at JP Elder Middle School, located at 709 NW 21st St. Testing will be limited to 300 per day, initially. Once public health officials evaluate the program, it can be expanded to offer more evidence. To register follow this link. For residents without computer access, they should call 817-248-6299 to make their appointment. Residents undergoing the test should not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum within 30 minutes...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Doctors and physicians from SOMOS, a network of immigrant physicians that serve low-income communities in New York, are opening up a coronavirus testing site in South Florida. The new site opens Monday at the Miami Lakes Youth Center. Download The New CBS4 News App Here It will offer nasal swab and immunity testing to Miami Lakes residents Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can schedule an appointment at somosny.com or by calling (833) 766-6769. RELATED: South Florida Testing Locations Track The Spread Of The Coronavirus In Real Time How To Make Your Own Face Mask
    The team of “Somos Community Care” from New York arrived in a small plane at Opa Locka airport. The founder and president of Somos Community Care, Dr. Ramón Tallac, said that “there are cities where there are Hispanics, including Miami Lakes and Hialeah” that need your help. This COVID-19 testing site has been a wish of the Miami Lakes City Mayor Manny Cid. “We want to be sure that the tests done are more accessible to the community. We know that there are many people who do not have insurance and these exams are going to be completely free for our community. ” The testing site will be located at the Town of Miami Lakes Youth Center located at...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new COVID-19 testing site will be opening in Dallas starting Monday morning, and it will be “open to all,” Mayor Eric Johnson announced Sunday. The mayor said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is opening the site at Mountain View College at 4849 West Illinois Avenue. Tomorrow, @TDEM is opening a new #COVID19 testing site in @CityOfDallas at Mountain View College (4849 W. Illinois Ave.). The site will be open from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow and then beginning Tuesday, it will be open from 8 am to 2 pm. No residency or ID requirements. Open to all. — Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) July 19, 2020 Testing will take place from 10 a.m. to...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A pilot program that is launching next week is offering Tarrant County residents free saliva COVID-19 testing in Fort Worth, the city announced Saturday. The city said the testing will be offered by appointment-only for Tarrant County residents and that registration begins Sunday. The tests will be held starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 21 at J.P. Elder Middle School at 709 N.W. 21st Street. The site will be able to administer up to 300 tests per day as the program begins, the city said. More tests could be made available as health officials assess the program. “Readily available testing with timely results plays a critical role in our continued efforts to prioritize public health and...
    MELROSE (CBS) — Coronavirus testing will continue to be available at the Melrose Middle School/High School Saturday. The testing is free and open to anyone in the community. The testing site was opened on Friday after a recent uptick in cases, said Mayor Paul Brodeur. At least one Melrose High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. Around 5 p.m. Friday, the wait time to be tested was over two hours, so the city decided to open testing on Saturday as well. Long lines at the Melrose testing site Friday (WBZ-TV) Testing is taking place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone getting tested is asked to wear a mask, stay in your car, and do not bring pets. Appointments are...
    BUCKTOWN — After years of sitting idle, a former vehicle emissions test facility on the city’s North Side is one step closer to a new life as a weed dispensary. On Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved a zoning amendment clearing a path for Baker Development Corporation to repurpose the single-story building at 1858 W. Webster Ave. and bring landscaping to the surrounding parking lot.  Under the $3 million adaptive reuse plan, the existing 9,000-square-foot building would be rehabbed with new exterior cladding. The rows of garage doors that once led to the testing bays will be replaced with new windows and a storefront-style entrance.  Closed in 2016, the old emissions facility was known to draw long lines and...
    A new coronavirus testing site will open next week in Alameda. The new CityHealth Urgent Care testing site will provide free COVID-19 nasal swab tests without an appointment for anyone with proof of insurance, and all insurance plans are accepted. From Wednesday, July 22 to September 22, the testing site located in The Research Park at Marina Village (300 Wind River Way) will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will test up to 500 people per day. Results will be returned within 15 minutes. For those without insurance, CityHealth has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cover the cost of COVID-19 testing. Those requiring free testing must bring...
    BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Five workers at the Shell cracker plant in Beaver County have recently tested positive for coronavirus. Shell says the five positive tests bring the total number of positive tests at the plant to 18. Earlier this month, KDKA’s Paul Martino reported that Beaver County Commissioner Daniel Camp was concerned after a ninth employee at the Shell cracker plant tested positive for coronavirus. Despite a growing number of cases, Shell says it has no plans to halt construction on the multi-billion-dollar plant. Shell to resume adding workers to cracker site after month and a half freeze. 5 workers have recently tested positive for Covid19 but the oil giant cites safeguards and new onsite testing facility. @KDKA...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As the state continues to open, people will start to see more of each other. That means the chances of someone getting exposed to COVID-19 will increase.So to keep herself and others safe, ABC 7's Jalyn Henderson went to get tested for COVID-19 at a mobile testing site in Rogers Park. It was a community event organized by the 49th Ward, Howard Brown Health, and Heartland Health.The free testing site opened at 10 am. Henderson arrived around 10:20 and was already in a line of more than 40 people.RELATED: Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaShe was instructed to scan a QR code and register online. She didn't need to provide ID...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – As the number of coronavirus cases in Orange County continues to spike at an alarming rate, residents will now be able to get free testing at the Anaheim Convention Center. A COVID-19 test site volunteer assists drivers arriving at a mobile coronavirus test site in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 10, 2020. (Getty Images) The county Wednesday is opening a large-scale COVID-19 testing program at the convention center capable of testing 600 to 800 people per day. The county hopes to be able to ramp up testing to 1,200 per day within a few weeks. Testing will be prioritized for people with symptoms, people who have been exposed to a coronavirus patient, healthcare workers, first responders, nursing...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Convention Center will be transformed into a drive-through coronavirus testing site for Orange County residents starting Wednesday.To be eligible for the free testing, an appointment is required. Testing will be available for health care workers, other essential workers, anyone showing symptoms and those who have been exposed to the virus.Priority for tests will also be extended to first responders, food supply workers, utility workers, public employees and residents and employees of skilled nursing facilities.Tests will be offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The testing will be done on the west side of the facility in a parking lot and parking structure off West Street, just south of Katella Avenue.Officials have set out...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As the state shuts down more and more businesses, coronavirus testing sites are reopening to meet growing demand. The wait was finally over for Stefanie Danch as she pulled into the pop-up testing site at the Natomas Unified School District office on Arena Boulevard. “I have been checking daily on the computer for a couple of weeks now,” said Danch. She has T-cell lymphoma, but that wasn’t the only reason she wanted to get tested for COVID-19. “I am a pediatric nurse practitioner, so I work with immune-compromised children,” Danch said. “I felt it was my responsibility to make sure I am not exposing them to anything.” Danch was one of many scrambling to get tested. Araceli Cruz...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened in Boyle Heights Tuesday as part of Los Angeles County’s efforts to expand access to testing in underserved communities. The site, located at 1724 Pennsylvania Ave. near Mariachi Plaza, is in a community with a high concentration of positive tests. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said she is committed to providing more testing on the Eastside of Los Angeles. “COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted hardworking Latino families who are essential workers and who do not have the option of working from home during this pandemic, and this is why I am committed to expanding access to COVID-19 testing sites,” Solis said. According to experts, testing in these neighborhoods is key...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Cars were lined up at Orange County's Great Park on Monday for the first day of a 30-day COVID-19 testing period for people who live and work in Irvine -- the first city in the county to offer such testing regardless of symptoms."We get so many calls that our residents don't know where to go get tested," Irvine Mayor Christina Shea said. "It's been very confusing, so we thought if we open up our great park and allow for drive-thru testing, this would give our residents an opportunity to drive through."It's a partnership with a number of labs and Curogram - a company that helps automate the process with the goal of delivering results to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Los Angeles County, so does the demand for testing. A long line of drivers waiting to get swabbed formed at Dodger Stadium on Monday, the city’s largest testing site. Many people have complained that they have been unable to make an appointment at the busy test site. Health officials have said they are working to ramp up testing sites to accommodate the heavy demand. More information about testing in L.A. County can be found at corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing.
    The new wander-up COVID-19 tests website in Dallas’ Enjoyable Grove neighborhood will not open up as scheduled Monday following an individual broke in and stole all the screening equipment and supplies, in accordance to Parkland Clinic. The screening web page at The Salvation Army’s Pleasurable Grove Corps Group Center at 8341 Elam Highway, which is preserved and managed by the Parkland Well being & Healthcare facility Procedure, was to open up for the first time Monday following relocating from the Impressed vision Compassion Center above the weekend. Without having the important tests materials and devices, the facility can not deliver any COVID-19 tests on Monday. Nonetheless, Parkland reported they hope the internet site to open up at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Thieves are keeping hundreds of North Texans from getting tested for the novel coronavirus. The new walk up COVID-19 testing site at the Salvation Army’s Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center on Elam Road could not open on July 13 as planned, because burglars broke into the storage location overnight and stole equipment and supplies used to conduct testing — including 2 air condition units, personal protective equipment and a computer. (credit: CBSDFW.COM) As it stands, officials hope to have the site open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The location will offer COVID-19 testing Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or until test capacity is reached. The new testing site...
    IRVINE (CBSLA) – The city of Irvine Monday is opening a new coronavirus testing site capable of testing up to 260 people per day. The site will begin testing Monday at Orange County Great Park. Testing is open to anyone, regardless of whether they are displaying symptoms. It is also free. An aerial view of motorists lined up to be tested for COVID-19 in Woodland Hills, Calif., on July 10, 2020. (Getty Images) The testing will run Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for approximately the next month, the city said in a news release. It is open to anyone who lives or works in Irvine. To obtain a test, you must make an appointment online. The...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials have put a mobile COVID-19 testing station outside a suburban Chicago high school as the area sees an uptick in cases among younger residents, a trend that has happened elsewhere in the country. The site, outside Lake Zurich High School’s Performing Arts Center, will be open Sunday and next weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lake County Health Department said there's been a spike in coronavirus cases of people under age 30 while cases among the general population remained steady. Multiple cases were reported among participants attending the first day of a sports camp at Lake Zurich High School and other recent social gatherings. On Sunday, Illinois public health officials announced 954 new confirmed...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Federal funding for a major COVID-19 testing site in Dallas has been extended through July 31, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday. The extension will allow the site at the Ellis Davis Field House to remain open. It currently provides up to 1,000 tests on a daily basis. Texas secured the extension of federal funds last month after the community-based sites were expected to lose funding on June 30. Dallas, along with Houston, will be able to keep major testing sites as a surge in COVID-19 cases continues throughout the state. Dallas County has reported over 1,000 new cases for nine days straight since July 3. “The State of Texas is committed to providing ample testing resources as...
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- In response to a rising number of cases in the area, a mobile COVID-19 testing site will be stationed at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday, July 12 and July 19.Last week, Lake County, Illinois, health officials issued a warning about rising cases among younger residents.Health officials said since June 25, cases reported in Lake County residents under 30 have risen, while the cases in the general population have remained steady.The testing site is in response to multiple cases of COVID-19 identified among participants attending the first day of sports camp at the high school and at recent social gatherings, health officials said."Time is of the essence. We are recommending that any Lake Zurich community...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was another round of COVID-19 testing for those living and working in North Philadelphia on Saturday. Eyewitness News was in the parking lot of Bright Hope Baptist Church, where cars lined up for drive-thru testing. (Credit: CBS3) Anyone who wanted a test was welcome, but participants had to pre-register. All health insurance plans were accepted, and those without any insurance had their tests covered by state and federal funding.
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Worsening coronavirus cases in California and across the country have placed enormous strain on testing capacity and processing of lab results. Lengthening wait times for test results have blunted the effectiveness of widespread testing of asymptomatic people who may be infected and capable of spreading the virus without getting sick themselves. “We have had people come through our clinic who’ve tested positive without feeling sick. So, it’s important to know that even though you’re not showing symptoms, you certainly can be positive,” said Jane Wulf, a site coordinator for a pop-up testing clinic at Independence High School in San Jose. Santa Clara County Public Health officials say nearly a quarter million tests have been conducted...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A once-a-week drive-thru coronavirus testing site will open at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on July 14. The testing site will open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be open from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on each following Tuesday until further notice. Online pre-registration is required and testing will be done by appointment only. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic El Dorado County residents over 18 are eligible to be tested. Testing is free and insurance is not necessary. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds is located at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. A second testing site in the county is already up and running at Lake Tahoe Community College located at 1 College Drive in...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The demand for coronavirus testing is increasing by the day after the number of confirmed cases in Sacramento county tripled in just a matter of weeks. County health officials partnered with the California National Guard and Sacramento Public Library Authority to offer free testing at rotating Sacramento county public library branches every 1-3 days. On Thursday, a pop-up test site was scheduled to be open all morning at the Valley Hi-North Laguna branch located at 7400 Imagination Parkway in Elk Grove, but it was over almost as soon as it began due to a large number of people showing up. Cars were lined up and backed up to Bruceville Road. Robert Mandelson, 75, said he has been...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker is visiting a mobile testing site Wednesday afternoon.The testing site is at Coles Elementary School in the South Chicago neighborhood.Earlier Wednesday, Governor Pritzker testified before a House of Representatives committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday, Illinois reported 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 148,452 with 7063 deaths.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaOver a 24-hour period, Illinois performed 26,994 tests, bringing the state's total to more than 1.8 million.The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from June 30 - July 6 is 2.5%.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker is visiting a mobile testing site Wednesday afternoon.The testing site is at Coles Elementary School in the South Chicago neighborhood.Earlier Wednesday, Governor Pritzker testified before a House of Representatives committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday, Illinois reported 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 148,452 with 7063 deaths.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaOver a 24-hour period, Illinois performed 26,994 tests, bringing the state's total to more than 1.8 million.The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from June 30 - July 6 is 2.5%.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker is visiting a mobile testing site Wednesday afternoon.The testing site is at Coles Elementary School in the South Chicago neighborhood.Earlier Wednesday, Governor Pritzker testified before a House of Representatives committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday, Illinois reported 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 148,452 with 7063 deaths.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaOver a 24-hour period, Illinois performed 26,994 tests, bringing the state's total to more than 1.8 million.The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from June 30 - July 6 is 2.5%.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachel Weeks has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money we have -- we can’t get this right,” she said. Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, Americans confronted with an alarming resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites and going a week or more without receiving a diagnosis. Some sites are running out of kits as testing is ramped up. Labs are...
    ENGLEWOOD — There’s one less option if you’re looking to get tested for the coronavirus in Englewood. The Chicago Department of Public Health has closed the testing site on Kennedy-King College’s campus, 6301 S. Halsted St. The reason for the closure remains unclear. A department spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment. The city-run site was one of six free testing centers announced in May to make the process accessible to residents in more vulnerable neighborhoods and to track how the virus is moving through the city. In June, the city launched a pilot program to provide mobile testing in underserved areas. Mobile testing is also available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford assembly plant, 13550 S. Torrence Ave.; 10...
    Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Kate Gallego said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied multiple requests for the implementation of a large, drive-thru testing site similar to those in other cities, such as Houston. "They said they're trying to get away from that type of testing site ... and they don't want to open any new ones," Gallego told the Arizona Republic. The Democrat said she initially made the request for drive-thru testing centers in April but was denied because Arizona had a small outbreak compared to areas such as New York City. Now, Arizona has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the nation, but FEMA has still denied placing a large-scale testing facility in Phoenix. Daniel Ruiz, a...
    Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said multiple requests to add a large-scale coronavirus testing site in the city have been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, AZ Central reports. Gallego said she put in a request for a drive-through testing site in April, but was told that Phoenix’s virus case count was too low for a large-scale testing site. But as coronavirus cases soar in the city, she said her request still has been met with resistance. “They said theyre trying to get away from that type of testing site  . . . and they dont want to open any new ones," she said of FEMA’s response to the testing site ask. Gallego said the state’s recent surge in cases demands...
    Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D) said the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied several requests for a coronavirus testing site in the city even as Arizona experienced a big rise in COVID-19 cases. Gallego told AZCentral in a story published Monday that her office had asked the agency to create a large-scale drive-through site comparable to those in cities like Houston, but that when she made the request in April, the agency said the city’s case numbers were too low for such a site. The mayor said she has submitted another request now that the state has over 100,000 known coronavirus cases. In response, "They said they're trying to get away from that type of testing site ... and they don't...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The city of San Francisco will launch a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday in the Tenderloin neighborhood, providing free testing for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The testing will be done at a parking lot adjacent to 330 Ellis St. on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is made possible through a partnership with the city’s Department of Public Health and Glide Memorial Church, as well as other community organizations. The Tenderloin is one of the areas in the city hit hardest by COVID-19, along with the city’s Mission, Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods. To date, there have been 314 positive cases in the Tenderloin, which has an estimated 30,000...
    HAYWARD (KPIX) – Despite early action to curb the spread, new coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in California. More than 5,600 new cases were reported on Sunday, a 7 percent increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. Hospitalization rates have increased a record 50 percent. The testing site at Cal State East Bay in Hayward can swab up to 500 people each day. On Monday after the holiday weekend, there were so many people waiting to get tested, they had to shut down the line at 11:30 a.m. “It’s going to take 2-3 days for results, okay?” says one of the workers to the couple sitting in their car about to get tested. For almost a mile,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The largest coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles located at Dodger Stadium remained closed Monday with plans to reopen Tuesday, the city confirmed. In a Monday afternoon press conference, L.A. county medical services director Dr. Christina Ghaly Ghaly said the county was working to provide more testing availability this week, acknowledging that the city had closed the Dodger Stadium site. She referred questions about the closure to the city, which operates the site. The city acknowledged the closure but had no immediate reason for why it was closed. A statement from Maror Garcetti’s office said, “Today three City testing locations are open, with nearly 100 State, County and private provider testing locations open across LA County.”...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — As concern grows over the spread of COVID-19, Montgomery County has opened additional walk-up testing sites. Mondays through Fridays, people can be tested at two locations of the Montgomery County Offices of Public Health. One is in Pottstown, while the second is in Willow Grove. There are also test sites on Main Street in Lansdale and on West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. An additional site is in Green Lane, at Deep Creek and Snyder Road. On Tuesday, a site will open at Delaware Valley Community Health Center at 1401 Dekalb Street in Norristown. Hours for all these sites vary and are subject to change. Anyone who wants or needs to be tested may register online...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County has reported more than 14,000 positive novel coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic and has seen a total of 236 deaths. New daily numbers will be released Monday as the county adds a temporary testing location. Maude Logan Elementary School, in the Fort Worth Independent School District, will be the host site for the new COVID-19 testing spot. Testing will be available Monday through Wednesday of this week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Logan Elementary is located at 2300 Dillard Stand. Tests at the location will be administered in the stand alone gym. The goal for the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the City of Fort Worth is to make...
    HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — With the Bay Area seeing an increase in cases and the number of people wanting to get tested for the coronavirus, a free testing site in Hayward has been seeing more people showing up each day than it can handle. The free testing site at Hayward Drive was the first free site to open in the Bay Area. While last week they were testing well under the sites capacity, this week, they are having to turn people away. The line of cars at the site was already stretching a quarter mile down the road just before the scheduled 9 a.m. opening. Daniel Cambido was back for the second morning in a row after getting turned away...
    SEGUIN – Guadalupe County will host a free COVID-19 testing site on Friday, June 3 in Seguin. The mobile site will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Max Starcke Park, according to the Guadalupe County Fire Marshal’s Office. According to a news release, people who are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can still receive a test. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required, according to the fire marshal’s office. Click here to register for a screening. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City Schools meal site will close temporarily after an employee working at the site tested positive for COVID-19. The school district said the employee worked at the Beechfield Elementary/Middle School site and may have had contact with others. The site is closing for cleaning and disinfecting. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Anyone who may have come into contact with the staff at the site should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for two weeks, the school district said. The other 17 meal sites remain open. For a...
    HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- The city of Hayward's coronavirus testing site on the California State University East Bay campus continues to see an influx of people seeking tests. On Tuesday, so many people showed up that the drive-up line was closed off shortly after noon.When the city's coronavirus testing center moved from Fire Station No. 7 to Cal State East Bay's campus in early April, Hayward Fire Chief Garrett Contreras said the site tested between 220 to 300 people a day. On Monday, Contreras said nearly 500 tests were performed.LIST: Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area?The line was shut down around 2 p.m. Staff worked past the site's 4 p.m. close time until...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — The Glen Burnie Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) COVID-19 testing site is offering no appointment-needed drive-thru testing starting July 1. The patient should arrive during normal hours with a valid form of identification. Patients also do not need a doctor’s note. The results will be made available via phone call, test message or a dedicated laboratory patient portal. In order to get a test, patients need simply to arrive on site during operating hours with a valid form of identification. Patients are not required to have a doctor’s order to get a test at the Glen Burnie site, making it accessible to those who are uninsured or do not have a physician. The Glen Burnie...
    SACRAMENTO —  In April, Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a multimillion-dollar state initiative to bring COVID-19 testing to the people and places with the least access: rural towns and disadvantaged inner-city neighborhoods. California is now halting its expansion, citing costs, even as the state is getting walloped by record-setting spikes in new infections and double-digit increases in hospitalizations. The state will no longer fund new testing sites, despite pleas from counties for additional assistance — and it has closed some locations and moved them elsewhere. It also has threatened to pull testing out of underutilized sites, according to nearly two dozen interviews with county public health officials. While it’s early in the process, some winners and losers have emerged: El Dorado...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The coronavirus testing site at the Pepsi Center in Denver closed early on Tuesday due to lack of supplies. The site is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday. City officials say a surge in cases in Arizona, Texas and Florida is causing the shortage in testing kits. The kits come as part of a partnership with LabCorp. The Drive Up COVID-19 Testing Site at Pepsi Center has closed for the day to restock testing supplies and will reopen tomorrow. — City and County of Denver (@CityofDenver) June 30, 2020 The city announced the drive-thru testing site will only be open Monday through Friday, instead of seven days a week. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. –...