Tuesday, July 21, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Site Coming to Fortuna as Humboldt Cases Spike

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:34 PM

A free COVID-19 testing site will be available at the Gene Lucas Community Center in Fortuna on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 268-2503.

COVID-19 cases are spiking across the nation, including in California and Humboldt County, which has seen 56 cases in July as of Monday, the most in any month since the pandemic began.

Humboldt County Public Health is encouraging residents who aren't experiencing symptoms to get tested free of charge at the mobile testing site at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.

However, there is a high demand across the nation for testing, which the county’s COVID-19 joint information center states is impacting the availability of appointments and has delayed results.

Members of the public without symptoms are urged to continue to check back with Optumserve  by visiting https://Lhi.care/covidtesting or calling (888) 634-1123.

Individuals with symptoms or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are asked to call their health care provider or call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000.
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