Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Testing to be Held in Montclair

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– County Public Health will conduct a community drive-through sample collection event for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Montclair on Tuesday, April 14.

  • LOCATION: Montclair Place
  • ADDRESS: 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair
  • TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is open to San Bernardino County residents by appointment only. Residents can request an appointment at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/ at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13. Residents that cannot access the form online can call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 and staff can assist in completing the request form.

This event is free of charge and does not require health insurance. All persons will be pre-screened upon completing the appointment request form to ensure that all persons meet testing criteria.

Additional community drive-through events are scheduled through this month in Yucaipa, Big Bear Lake, Joshua Tree, and Rancho Cucamonga. Additional events are being planned for Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino, and Victorville. Visit http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/ to see the upcoming events under the newly added Community Drive-Through Events drop-down menu.

COVID-19 testing events for San Bernardino County residents have already been held at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. More than 6,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in San Bernardino County. As of today, there are 729 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county and 24 deaths have been attributed to the disease.

The County is actively pursuing testing resources for COVID-19 both domestically and internationally in order to increase capacity for community testing. The process has required research and evaluation that has resulted in several pending orders for thousands of serology (antibody) and extraction test kits for use throughout the county.  Meanwhile the County continues to receive testing supplies from commercial laboratories to support drive thru test sites.  New test kit products are evaluated on a daily basis and the County is confident that even more testing solutions will be available in the near future.

For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at sbcovid19.com. New information and resources are updated daily. The public can also contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

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