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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City and CORE offer drive-thru corona tests for residents

Malibu Drive Thru Test Newsflash

The City of Malibu is partnering with the Los Angeles-based global non-profit organization Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and local medical providers 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 1:00 PM - Testing will be provided for the greater Malibu community for residents. Pre-registration is required. The testing organization asks that only those with COVID-19 symptoms pre-register. They can use their insurance or their insurance will be billed. No onsite payments will be accepted. They will be asked about symptoms on site. This is meant to ensure that those with the highest need are prioritized for testing. 

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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