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UPDATE: The flier provided by the Mendocino Coast Clinics has the incorrect address of the testing site. The testing site will be at 630 Maple Street. Those interested in being tested will go the the School Patio the left of the building where technicians will be waiting to facilitate the tests.

Dozens of Mendocino County Residents lined up to be tested for COVID-19 [Picture provided by Judy Valadao]
The area left of the church referred to as the “School Patio” will be the site of the testing.

Mendocino Coast Clinics will be offering free COVID-19 testing from 11:00 am-4:00 pm at 530 Maple Street in Fort Bragg. According to a press release issued regarding the surveillance testing, the site can provide testing for approximately 150 people and is free to all who come. Organizers encourage coastal residents who are in “contact with a lot of people like those who work at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, health care workers” come to be tested to ensure they are not infected.

The following is the press release issued by Mendocino Coast Clinics:

Mendocino Coast Clinics (MCC) is offering surveillance testing at Our Lady of Good Counsel, School Patio, tentatively scheduled on Sunday, July 19th. 2020, the tests will begin at 11:00. We will have the capacity to test about 150 people. If you are unsure of what surveillance testing is or why it is important? Please see the details below.

Surveillance testing: What is it? This is testing that is done on individuals who do not have symptoms of Coronavirus. It is done widespread in the community to check for disease that is not causing illness to the carrier and to ensure that community members who have contact with a lot of people like those who work at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, health care workers are not infected. How much does it cost? At this time, this type of test is free of charge.

If you have any questions remember that the office is open Monday thru Friday between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 707 964-022.

NOTICIAS DEL COVID 19 Mendocino Coast Clinics (MCC) está ofreciendo pruebas de vigilancia en la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, en el Patio de la Escuela, programado tentativamente para el domingo 19 de julio de 2020, iniciando a las 11:00 am. Tendremos la capacidad de evaluar a unas 150 personas. Si no está seguro del significado de las pruebas de vigilancia o por qué es importante?

Por favor, vea los detalles a continuación. Pruebas de Vigilancia: ¿Qué es? Esta es una prueba que se realiza en personas que no tienen síntomas del Coronavirus. Se realiza ampliamente en la comunidad para buscar enfermos que no tienen ningún síntoma y para garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad que tienen contacto con muchas personas, como los que trabajan en supermercados, estaciones de servicio, restaurantes, hoteles, trabajadores de la salud no estén infectados. ¿Cuánto cuesta? En este momento, este tipo de prueba es gratuita.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, recuerda que la oficina está abierta de lunes a viernes de 10:00 am a 2:00 pm el número es el 707 964-0229.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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