Lake Elsinore declares local emergency, drive-up testing facility opens

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Medical staff conduct COVID-19 tests for patients who may be showing signs of symptoms at a drive-up screening operation at 2499 E. Lakeshore Drive in Lake Elsinore, March 19. Those who may be showing symptoms of COVID-19 can call 800-945-6171 to schedule an appointment at one of the drive-up screening locations in Riverside County. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
LAKE ELSINORE — Facing rapidly changing demands related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on Tuesday the city of Lake Elsinore signed a proclamation of local emergency to ensure it is best prepared and equipped to respond and protect the community. The proclamation was signed by City Manager Grant Yates, serving in the capacity of Disaster Director, and is effective immediately. It will be presented to the city council for official ratification at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 24. "The city has been fully engaged and proactively preparing for COVID-19 for the last three months," Mayor Brian Tisdale said. "I can assure our residents that we are prepared, we have a plan, and, following the lead of Riverside County, we will do everything we need to do to
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