It is important that people continue to follow prevention guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including:
~Get a COVID vaccination, including a booster. ~Practice physical distancing. ~Wear a face covering indoors in public. Updated face covering guidance can be found HERE. ~Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. ~Stay home if you are sick.
▪️ The Optum Serve State testing site is currently open at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Sundays through Thursdays (closed Fri-Sat) from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. *The site is closed from 11:00-12:00 and 4:00-5:00 for staff break times.
** Beginning October 9th, the testing site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursdays (closed 2 p.m.-3 p.m. for staff break).
The site will be closed October 10th for the holiday. The testing site offers rapid antigen tests as well as PCR tests.
Please note that public restrooms are not available at the testing site.
▪️ Individuals can schedule appointments at:lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. There is no cost to the individual and anyone can get tested. Appointments are strongly recommended as during busy times, the site may not be able to accommodate walk-ins.
▪️ Test to Treat operations are now live at the LHI testing site. Individuals who test positive on a rapid antigen test at the site, have the option of a telehealth appointment to determine if they are eligible to receive a COVID treatment prescription, which is available on site. To find out more about Test to Treat CLICK HERE.
▪️ If you believe you have been exposed to COVID or have recently traveled, please schedule an appointment to get tested 5 days after potential exposure. If you have any symptoms, please get tested right away.
▪️ Rapid antigen tests may be purchased at pharmacies, and limited supplies available at some community service providers, and at schools for families with school-age children. -Each household is eligible for 4 free home tests from the federal government by going to https://www.covidtests.gov/
➡️Safe and SMART Events Playbook:
▪️ The California Department of Public Health has developed the Safe and SMART Events Playbook for event planners in effort to provide a tool in planning events that are as safe as possible for event operators and attendees. The toolkit can be found HERE.
➡️What You Can Do:Continue to practice everyday prevention actions to stay healthy. These are great tips for preventing many illnesses:
✔️ Get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on vaccination.
✔️Practice physical distancing. Put 6 feet between yourself and others who are not part of your household.
✔️Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, or with hand sanitizer if soap is not available.
✔️Wear a well-fitting face mask indoors in public according to CDPH recommendations. Updated face covering guidance can be found HERE. Make sure the mask fully covers your mouth and nose. Don't wear the mask below your nose or chin.
✔️Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
✔️🤒 If you are ill, stay home. If other family members are ill, including children, keep them home. Contact your healthcare provider or facility before showing up for treatment.
✔️Avoid contact with people who are sick.
✔️Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects often with soap and water or household cleaners. Don’t forget your cell phone.