State sets up COVID-19 testing center for asylum seekers in Indio

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INDIO (CNS) - A state-funded COVID-19 testing center for asylum seekers that will eventually provide vaccinations has opened in Indio, according to county officials. Set up efforts began Monday assembling the "Testing, Vaccination and Receiving Center" in a parking lot near Highway 111 and Monroe Street. The center is aimed at servicing immigrants seeking asylum who have been released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody in eastern Riverside County in recent months. "The opening of this site represents important progress towards protecting public health and safety in the communities near the border while maintaining dignity and respect for newly arrived immigrants," said Tom Osborne, deputy director of homeland security at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The cent
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