Community Based Testing in Churchill County Begins Today – 5-7-2020

Community-based Asymptomatic COVID Testing Now Available for County Residents

Ten percent of population to be tested to establish a community baseline.

Fallon, NV – Churchill County has developed a plan for random, voluntary community-based COVID testing using its three commission districts.

The County’s Social Services Department will staff a call center and citizens may request drive-through testing beginning on May 7. Drive-through testing will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

The goal is to test a total of 42 citizens from each district per testing date on a first-call, first-scheduled basis. This will result in 252 tests per week or 1% of our population being tested weekly.

Volunteer community-based drive-through testing will take place for 10 weeks to gather data on 10 percent of our total population. Testing appointments are required; please do not just show up and request a test.

The drive-through test will only determine whether or not a person has COVID at the time of the test. It is not an antibody test.

To voluntarily schedule your COVID test, please call 775-423-6695 (select option 2) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will be scheduled for your test and given further instructions. Please leave a message if prompted and you will be called back as phone lines are busy.

Photo captions: David Ernst of Parks & Recreation pre-stages the testing check-in tent at the fairgrounds on May 6.

 Arrows mark the flow of traffic into the testing area at the fairgrounds.

Steve Naylor

IT Administrator and Web Site Admin for the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe.

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