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Indio encourages COVID testing through City-wide testing day

City reaches goal of 100+ employees tested

Affirming the City of Indio’s commitment to a safe and swift recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 City employees were tested for the virus on Tuesday.

In coordination with the Co. of Riverside’s mobile testing unit, employees were able to sign up in advance or in-person to receive a PCR test at the City’s Emergency Operations Center and determine their COVID status.

“We recognize that with a larger population, Indio’s COVID numbers remain higher than other Coachella Valley cities,” said City Manager Mark Scott. “Allowing our employees the time and resources to test quickly and safely while at work, shows we continue to do all we can to slow the spread.”

Testing not only helps public health officials determine the types of activities and environments in which COVID-19 is more likely to occur, it is also critical in containing the spread of the virus.

As part of Indio’s ALL In for Testing and ALL IN for Recovery Campaign, Indio’s Mayor and City Councilmembers voluntarily tested for COVID on Oct. 27 at an event at the Riverside Co. Fairgrounds in Indio.

For more information on Indio’s testing efforts and where to obtain free COVID-19 tests, go to www.indio.org/coronavirus or https://gettested.ruhealth.org/

Indio Police Chief, Mike Washburn

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