CHA/Marin County Public Health COVID-19 Testing Criteria Update
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
CHA/ Marin County Public Health COVID-19 testing eligibility criteria changes effective 8/5/2020
Coastal Health Alliance (CHA) has been conducting community-wide, walk-up testing on Thursday morning between 10:00-12:00 since June, 11, 2020. CHA collects up to 75 samples each Thursday and sends them to the county lab for processing and results notification. In an effort to support the county process to speed up turnaround time for testing and focus on identifying the most likely cases, CHA testing will adhere to the following State and County approved eligibility criteria going forward.
You must live and/or work in Marin County.
For most of the groups listed below, Public Health recommends a maximum of one test per month. Groups, in the order listed below, will be prioritized in their position in the testing line, subject to change based on demand.
First Responders, including fire, police, park rangers and those who work in high-risk settings (i.e. hospital or medical clinic, long-term care facility, homeless shelter, etc.)
Essential workers: those who experience frequent contact with the public through jobs such as food service workers, grocery store workers, agricultural or food manufacturing, housekeepers, construction workers, personal caregivers, teacher, etc.
Those at risk due to age (over 65) and/or underlying health conditions.
Those who experience COVID symptoms including fever, chills, cough, congestion, sore throat, difficulty breathing, headache, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell.
Those with known close contact with a positive case
CHA and Marin County are taking steps to improve access to efficient, accurate testing and return test results in a manner that informs good public health.
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