Drive-through testing sites spring up across America

Medical workers at a Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. - Between 70 to 150 million people in the United States could eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a projection shared with Congress, a lawmaker said March 12, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

A federal pilot program to implement drive-up testing sites will be operational by midweek, according to a news release.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement that the city would participate in the program.This is a crisis,” she said. “This is real. You have to pay attention. The news this morning of a second death in Orleans Parish is heartbreaking, personally — and is additional tragic news for the people of our City. We are losing loved ones. We all have a role to play — every resident in this City. ‘Social distancing’ isn’t a buzzword — it’s a way to save lives and slow the spread of this infection in our community.”

Drive-through testing sites are also in the works in Broward County, Florida to help respond to the high number of Covid-19 cases there, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a news conference on Sunday. 

DeSantis said that the state of Florida had deployed hundreds of national guardsmen to the county to help supplement its medical team. As of Sunday, 170 national guardsmen were in Broward, with hundreds more expected to arrive in the county on Monday. 

Source: CNN News


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