National City Mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, announced the opening of “National City T3-Healthy Community Hub,” said CBS8.
It is a new free COVID-19 testing site at the Kimball Senior Center.
Mayor Sotelo-Solis said she has focused her efforts to seek more testing, tracing, and treatment (T3) efforts.
The mayor said National City has been at the forefront of battling the COVID-19 pandemic and as of June 29th reported 645 positive COVID-19 cases.
“We are eager to be partnering with the State of California to provide free walk-in (with appointment) testing,” she said.
She is referring to the testing site at the Kimball Senior Center.
“I’m proud to announce that this will provide our 5th community testing site in the 91950 zip code.
“(This has) organically created a National City T3-Healthy Community Hub,” Sotelo-Solis said.
Nick Macchione, director of County of San Diego Health & Human Services, said the county is expanding more sites.
“There will be no co-payments, no dinero, no money needed.
“We’re different in San Diego because we think of helping people live well and testing is the beginning.
“So people can take care of their families in a safe way,” Macchione said.
Here Come The ‘Promoters’
Also starting Tuesday, the first group of community health care workers will be going out into neighborhoods, said the report.
They will be visiting residences throughout National City, they will be known as ‘Promoters.’
This is to reach underserved populations that may have been exposed to the virus.
The report added, anyone can make an appointment by calling 211 or go to 211 San Diego.org.
The other testing sites within National City include:
- San Ysidro Health (12th &D, 8th &D);
- Samahan Clinic (2835 Highland Ave);
- County of San Diego (410 W. 18th St.);
- Paradise Valley Hospital for patients (2400 E. 4th St.);
- State of California (1221 D Ave.)
Coronavirus task force member, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned the US could see new coronavirus cases totaling to 100,000 a day.
“We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day.
“I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day
“(This is) if this does not turn around and so I am very concerned,”
Fauci told this to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee during a hearing on the pandemic on Tuesday.