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  • Pima County Health Department to Offer Pop-up COVID-19 Testing

    Sep 17, 2020 | Read More News
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    September 17, 2020, Tucson, Az -The Pima County Health Department is again partnering with the State of Arizona, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer testing for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, with an emphasis on testing those who may not have been able to get tested previously.

    “We’re going out to 4th Avenue, University, testing at some localTesting bars, places where people tend to congregate,” said Spencer Graves, Program Manager for the Pima County Health Department. “In public health, it’s crucial to meet people where they’re at, so that’s what we’re doing with testing.”

    The tests are completely free, and while preregistration is strongly encouraged, people who encounter a pop-up testing event while out for a physically-distanced dinner or a walk can register on the spot. Tests will take place across Tucson and in Green Valley. Preregistration is available at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com, and results are available in 3-5 days.

    “It’s exciting to provide additional tests for folks who may not have easy access to our permanent testing facility, whether it’s because of their jobs or other barriers,” Graves said. “Asymptomatic or presymptomatic COVID-19 transmission is a major factor driving this pandemic, so the more we can find the virus in folks who think they’re otherwise healthy and isolate them from others, we can slow the spread.”

    Full schedule is below. For additional information on COVID-19, please visit www.pima.gov/COVID-19.