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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Drive-thru Coronavirus testing at City Hall for residents April 8-11, 10AM - 4PM

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The City of Malibu is partnering with the Los Angeles-based global non-profit organization Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical to provide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-through testing for the Malibu community at City Hall

Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM  

Testing will be offered to the general Malibu community Wednesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit CovidClinic.org/CORE, or text or call 310-853-1454, or email info@covidclinic.org.

Priority will be given to those at highest risk, including seniors, individuals with underlying health conditions, and those who care for individuals at high risk. Therefore, those who are not in a vulnerable category and are not exhibiting symptoms are requested to not register for testing at this time. 

The cost for testing can be billed to your insurance carrier. If  you do not have insurance, a donation of $60 will be requested, but no one will be denied testing due to an inability to pay.

Testing site: 
Malibu City Hall, upper parking lot (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265). 

Pre-registration: 
To pre-register, visit https://covidclinic.org/core or text or call 310-853-1454, or email info@covidclinic.org./

Dr. Lisa Benya, who runs Malibu Medical Group, is serving as the lead doctor who will supervise the testing. Learn more about Malibu Medical Group at https://www.malibumedicalgroup.com/.

The testing service is carried out by COVID Clinic, a local partner organization of CORE. Covid Clinic is a non-profit organization founded by a group of individuals dedicated to providing COVID testing for all. It is led by Dr. Matthew Abinante of Elevated Health in Huntington Beach, CA in partnership with CORE, Sean Penn’s emergency and disaster relief organization. Learn more about Covid Clinic at https://covidclinic.org/core

CORE is a global non-profit organization founded by actor, activist and philanthropist Sean Penn. Locally, CORE has been working with City of Los Angeles officials to run operations at some coronavirus drive-through testing facilities throughout Southern California. Learn more about CORE at https://www.coreresponse.org/programs.

The tests will be conducted using a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -approved nasal swab with an expected two-day turnaround for results. Those being tested will drive through the upper parking lot at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265). Drivers will be instructed on the steps of the highly secure process when they arrive.


FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION 
LA County Department of Public Health – steps to protect yourself: www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

LA County Department of Public Health coronavirus page: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.

California Department of Public Health coronavirus page: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Información de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) en español: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html.  

City of Malibu coronavirus page:  www.MalibuCity.org/coronavirus.

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