Drive-Thru Testing Center Opens in Fremont
The City of Fremont opened a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the Fremont Fire Tactical Training Center on Friday, April 3. Although a referral from a doctor is not necessary to be screened, members of the public must have at least a 100 degree fever and have symptoms characteristic of the coronavirus. Similar to the testing center opened by the City of Hayward, the tests are being provided by Avellino Labs, a Menlo Park based biotech company. The center will be open from 10AM-5PM or until the facility runs out of kits. The city reports that all who would like to get tested must remain in their vehicles, as no walk-ups are allowed. Healthcare workers and first responders with fevers over 100 degrees may call 510-789-7231 to schedule a test. The city is currently working on possibly opening another center for those who do not have cars or who cannot drive to the facility.
About the opening of the new center, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei said: "Fremont’s new COVID-19 Testing Center is important to our city to ensure that our first responders, public safety personnel and health care and essential service workers are protected when they’re on the front lines serving our community; they need our support. We’re all stronger when community partners come together to work on creating a solution."
“We have a lot of people that are worried and concerned in our community. Coronavirus is on everybody’s mind,” Fremont City Councilman Raj Salwan added.
The address of the testing site is the Fremont Fire Tactical Training Center, 7200 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538.
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