Coronavirus Drive-Thru Testing to Continue and Expand to Nearby Counties

People experiencing coronavirus symptoms, or just simply curious, can now participate in a drive-thru test. Rapid assessments are being conducted at the Lake Elsinore’s Diamond Stadium. The program, initially scheduled for the weekend, has since been expanded and officials are now offering online scheduling.

On Saturday 211 test were administered, with slightly more being performed Sunday, Jose Arballo Jr., a Riverside County public health spokesman told The Press-Enterprise.

Riverside County Emergency management’s Brian Tisdale tells KFI News’ Rob Newton that during testing, people stay in their car. 

“They take a swab, they rub it through their nose and off they go.”

Tisdale says anyone with symptoms can come to the drive-thru facility for a pre-screening.

“No one gets out of the car. Everyone that is out in that area, out there, they’re in masks and gowns and stuff.”

Candidates who are labeled as high-risk during pre-screening will be eligible for the test.

People living within 50 miles of the site can come in for a pre-screening if they need it. These areas include Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties and near Fallbrook in northern San Diego County.

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