Saturday, 04 February 2023

County seeks volunteers to maintain COVID-19 testing capacity

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County’s Public Health officer is asking for volunteers to help the county with its COVID-19 testing efforts.

Dr. Gary Pace said having the sustainable capacity to test at least 100 people per day is key to Lake County’s ability to continue reopening local business sectors and keep businesses open.

Local leaders, along with Sen. Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force fought hard to make this valuable partnership happen, Pace said.

“Unfortunately, Verily has been testing at about one-third of their capacity,” or about 50 tests per day, said Pace.

Pace said the state’s goal is to test 80,000 per day, and each Verily and OptumServe site must perform near capacity to meet this statewide objective.

Volunteers are needed, particularly in the areas of clinical support – preferably nurses and similar medical personnel – and traffic control, Pace said.

To volunteer, please contact the Medical Health operational area coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call ‪707-263-8174.

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