A FREE drive-up coronavirus testing program will launch in Mono County on June 2. This is the latest testing site launching as part of the California state government’s community-based COVID-19 testing program with support from Project Baseline.
Residents can sign up online for free drive-through testing on Tuesday, June 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa (164 Old Mammoth Road).
Check if you’re eligible for FREE testing using the Baseline COVID-19 Program online at Screener and Appointment Scheduling System.
Eligible persons must be 18 years or older, live in Mono County and be willing to electronically sign the COVID-19 Public Health Authorization Form and Lab Consent. For those unable to register and make an appointment ahead of time, we will strive to make impromptu testing available for those who show up.
“We are excited about this partnership with Verily because it allows us to significantly ramp up our testing responsiveness throughout Mono County,” stated Public Health Officer Dr. Boo. “We really want those who are experiencing symptoms to be tested, but we know that many people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms so we encourage everyone to consider getting tested on a regular basis, as much as testing resources permit.”
People who register online are given an appointment and show up in their vehicle. Participants remain in their car and are shown how to swab their nose for a specimen. Testing of the specimen is not done onsite but at Quest Labs, with an expected average turnaround time of about 3 days. Their COVID-19 test results will be returned via the Baseline portal and email or phone when completed.
This testing site screening is not intended for children or anyone who has severe symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus. People who are sick should call the 211 Nurse Hotline or their primary care provider.
Verily and Team Rubicon have contracted with the California Department of Public Health to provide this service. This will be an ongoing community service, with specimen collection once a week in Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport.
The Baseline COVID-19 Program provides a connected solution to support individuals from screening through testing and receipt of their test results. Verily developed The Baseline COVID-19 Program working closely with state and local government health authorities and other private health organizations to expand access to COVID-19 screening and testing in areas with a high volume of known cases.