Desert Hot Springs News

COVID-19 Testing Site Update

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Apr 1, 2020 11:22:13 AM

The Coachella Valley drive-up testing site has been relocated from Indian Wells to the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio, in parking lots 5 and 5A off of Arabia Street (between Highway 111 and Dr. Carreon Boulevard). 


Testing began yesterday, March 31, and will continue on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9 am to 3 pm, until supplies are exhausted or the community's need has been met.


“The Riverside County Fairgrounds is a great location for testing,” said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “The fairgrounds have been a safe haven for families. Many visit this location for the Date Festival and for health care services, and it makes perfect sense with the federal medical station also located there.”


To be screened and schedule an appointment, call the toll-free number 800-945-6171. You must be exhibiting symptoms to call. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and congestion.


For more updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, visit our dedicated webpage, HERE.


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