A second COVID-19 testing blitz will be held in Maricopa.
That event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, according to Kristina Donnay, the medical director and co-owner of the Maricopa Wellness Center.
It will follow the drive-thru testing set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 18, in the north parking lot at the Copper Sky Recreation Complex.
Both events are being conducted by the wellness center in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Here is what you need to know:
Testing, which will be conducted by a swab to the nose, will detect active infection. It is not an antibody test.
Testing is limited and the event is first come, first serve. It is the first free-to-the-public testing made available in the city.
Please bring the following to be tested at the blitz:
• Government-issued photo ID (photocopy preferred), including driver’s license, visa, passport or military ID.
• Please bring photocopy (preferred) of insurance card (front and back), if applicable
You must be 18 or older to be tested. No walk-ups will be tested; you must be in a car and all occupants of the car must be wearing face masks. There will be no bathroom access.
A copy of the test results will be sent in the mail by LabCorp, and test results can be accessed via LabCorp’s patient portal.
Coronavirus cases are surging in Arizona, with more than 4,200 new cases and 92 deaths reported Tuesday. More than 128,000 cases and 2,337 deaths have been reported in total, according to the state health department.
More than 5,940 of those cases were reported in Pinal County, which has reported 88 total deaths, including five since Saturday.
According to the state health department, 523 cases of the virus have been reported in the 85138 zip code, an increase of about 50 cases since Sunday, and 202 in 85139