In an effort to reopen the local the economy, the City of Riverside opened their first of several COVID-19 testing sites on Wednesday, November 11, featuring a free, contactless, self-administered test from Curative Inc. The testing site is located at the Mission Grove Plaza at the intersection of Alessandro Blvd and Mission Grove Parkway. A mobile van offering tests throughout the city will be available beginning this Thursday, followed by a drive-through testing site at the La Sierra Senior Center on November 18. Walk-ups are available at all locations, but an appointment is preferred. Visit curative.com for appointment dates and times.
Increased testing is a key to the area’s ability to reopen more of its economy by advancing out of the widespread (purple) category in the state’s system to the substantial (red) category, then on to orange and yellow. Testing informs infected individuals, even those who are not showing symptoms, that they need to isolate and avoid spreading the virus to others.
“Everybody wants our city to start taking steps toward normalcy, and increased testing is one important way to make that happen,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “I encourage all Riversiders to take advantage of this opportunity, for your health, the health of your family members and the overall well-being of our community.”
The partnership between the City of Riverside and Curative Inc. will provide quick, easy, and painless no-cost access to COVID-19 oral-fluid swab testing across the community.
Full details at riversideca.gov.