San Bernardino County Will Hold COVID-19 Testing in Montclair

San Bernardino County Will Hold COVID-19 Testing in Montclair

IE Voice Staff | Contributor

Montclair, CA – San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has announced it will conduct a community drive-through sample collection event for COVID-19 testing at Montclair Place, 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, (south parking lot off Monte Vista Avenue)  Montclair on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The testing event is free of charge and does not require health insurance; however, it is only open to residents of San Bernardino County who sign up for an appointment at wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/ 

beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13.

All those who register will be pre-screened upon completing the appointment request form to ensure that all persons meet testing criteria.

Additional community drive-through testing events are scheduled this month in Rancho Cucamonga, Big Bear Lake, and Joshua Tree as follows: 

Rancho Cugamonga – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Stadium (LoanMart Field)  

8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga
April 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By appointment only. Details will be announced.

Big Bear Lake – Fox Farm Lot
41850 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake
Friday, April 17
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By appointment only. Details will be announced.

Joshua Tree – Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree
Wednesday, April 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By appointment only. Details will be announced.

According to Department of Public Health Officials, additional events are being planned for Twentynine Palms, the City of San Bernardino, and Victorville. The IE Voice/Black Voice News will publish the details of these testing opportunities as soon they become available. 

To date, San Bernardino County health officials have held COVID-19 testing at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. By Friday, more than 6,000 people had tested for COVID-19 in the county at-large. As of Monday, there were 729 positive cases of the illness in the county and 24 deaths were attributed to the disease.

Readers may visit http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/ to stay up to date on upcoming testing events, just click on the newly added ‘Community Drive-Through Events’ drop-down menu. 

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Riverside County will open a fourth testing site at the Perris Fairgrounds located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive for residents who want to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Those who want to be tested can call (800) 945-6171 for an appointment, however, you must have symptoms and have an appointment before showing up at the fairgrounds. Drive-ups without appointments cannot be accommodated.

The most common symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or congestion. Those who have risk of exposure may also be tested—this means those exposed to a confirmed case.

“As this pandemic progresses—knowledge is power,” said Third District Supervisor Jeff Hewitt. “The more testing and data we have, the quicker we can get control of this virus and get back to business.”

Commenting further Hewitt stressed, “This gives us a crucial mid-county location, and I am very happy to see it open up.”

Other testing sites in the county include the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio (Tuesdays through Saturdays); Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore (Sundays through Thursdays), and in the parking lot at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside (Tuesdays through Saturdays). 

Remember, you must have symptoms or be exposed to someone with COIVID-19 to be scheduled for testing. Please call (800) 945-6171 for an appointment.

To learn more about actions taken by the Riverside County Department of Public Health during the coronavirus pandemic visit COVID-19 in Riverside County visit https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.

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