Desert Hot Springs is fortunate to be one of the Coachella Valley cities with a COVID-19 testing facility right within our borders.
On June 10, 2020, Mayor Scott Matas, Assistant City Manager Doria Wilms and members of the Desert Hot Springs City Council (Robert Griffith & Gary Gardner seen below) visited the testing facility in the Henry Lozano Community Center, and underwent testing for COVID-19.
Riverside County health officials are asking individuals who do not have symptoms and consider themselves healthy to get tested for coronavirus, regardless.
Testing can help find people who may be asymptomatic - carrying the disease without any noticeable symptoms.
Testing is also important because it helps officials understand how the disease is spreading, specifically how contact spreading is happening.
The only way to stop the virus is to identify who is spreading it and who is getting it. Identifying and isolating those who are positive can stop the virus in its tracks.
Even if you feel healthy, you should confirm that you are not a silent carrier. If you don't want to do it for yourself, do it for the safety of those around you.
Best of all, testing in Desert Hot Springs is 100% FREE, regardless of whether you have health insurance or not and regardless of your immigration status.
Appointments are required, however. Make yours HERE. The testing facility is located at 12-800 West Arroyo, inside Tedesco Park.
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