Starting Tuesday March 31st, drive-up testing for Covid-19 will be handled at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio.
It’ll be in parking lots 5 and 5A, just off Arabia Street between Highway 111 and Dr Carreon Boulevard.
Testing will be done Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a-m to 3 p-m.
In order to get a Covid-19 test, you must have an appointment.
In order to make an appointment, you must have symptoms…fever, cough, sore throat, congestion, shortness, breath, and runny nose.
Then, you call 800-945-6171, which is the Riverside County Public Health Department, and schedule an appointment.
Testing is quick, the test itself lasting all of about 8 seconds, and it involves having a long Q-tip inserted high into one of your nostrils to quickly swab your nasal passage.
There is no more testing in the parking lot at Southwest Community Church in Indian Wells.
A second testing location at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore is continuing its schedule of Sundays through Thursdays. Those seeking tests at the Lake Elsinore location are encouraged to use the website https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/ for appointments.
More than 3-thousand people in the county have been tested, our of 2.4 million residents.
Riverside University Health System officials will open a third testing site in Riverside on Wednesday, April 1st.
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