COVID-19 testing expands, as some restrictions loosen

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A health care worker administers a COVID-19 test at the drive-thru testing facility in Lake Elsinore. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer for Riverside County, announced Thursday, April 16, that the county would be expanding testing for coronavirus to residents that have not shown symptoms in an effort to get more information about the virus. “We’re testing people already when they’re sick, but we need to understand how COVID-19 is affecting people who may generally feel well, including kids,” Kaiser said. “That’s going to be a key indicator for understanding how it spreads and knowing where our areas of concern are when we think about if and how much to open things again.” A fifth drive-thru testing site in Blythe was added recently with others located at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio Tuesdays through Saturdays, at The Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore
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