Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Yurok Tribe Offers COVID-19 Test

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 9:58 AM

Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Yurok Tribe will offer drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.
click to enlarge Serene Hayden, the Yurok Tribe’s Incident Commander, encourages Yurok Reservation residents to take advantage of this free service. On every Wednesday in September, the Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.
  • Serene Hayden, the Yurok Tribe’s Incident Commander, encourages Yurok Reservation residents to take advantage of this free service. On every Wednesday in September, the Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.

In a press release sent out Aug. 31, the Yurok Tribe announced the free tests will be offered every Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. until the end of September. The test is available to tribal and non-tribal residents who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

“We know that a certain percentage of COVID-19 carriers do not experience any symptoms, but still transmit the illness. Taking the test is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus,” said Yurok Public Health Officer Angie Brown. “In terms of detecting the disease, the type of test that we are offering is proven to be one of the most reliable forms of testing.”

For more on the free testing service, read the release below.

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