Contra Costa Now Offers COVID-19 Testing for all County Residents -- even if they don’t have symptoms
Contra Costa County Health Services has announced that COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone, even those who are not displaying symptoms.
All testing requires an appointment, which can be scheduled by calling 1-844-421-0804 (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. daily).
Appointments will be scheduled at one of 5 drive-through sites operated by Contra Costa County, or one of 3 additional walk-up sites provided by the State of California.
Beginning Friday, May 8, one of the drive-through testing sites will be open in San Ramon at 2600 Camino Ramon. As with the other County sites, testing at this location requires an appointment.
There is no up-front cost for testing. County residents do not need medical insurance to get tested. However, if you have health insurance, your insurance will be billed.
The increased access to community testing will help Contra Costa County reach its goal for easing social restrictions in the current stay-at-home order. Previously, tests were only offered for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
Contra Costa Covid-19 Indicators Dashboard
This week, Contra Costa County launched a new dashboard of indicators showing local progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19. These indicators are being tracked by health officials to determine when additional activities can resume.
The COVID-19 Indicators Dashboard for Contra Costa County can be found at https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/indicators-dashboard
To read more about the Bay Area Health Officers’ Indicators for Accessing Progress on Containing COVID-19 visit: https://www.danville.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4596/Bay-Area-Health-Officers-Indicators-for-Assessing-Progress-of-Containing-Covid19-PDF
As always, this information and other information relating to COVID-19 is available on the Town website at https://www.danville.ca.gov/coronavirus
Inspirational High Schoolers create ‘Danville Fighting Covid’
If you’ve not yet heard of Danville Fighting Covid then we would love to introduce you to these inspirational 14 Danville high schoolers who have joined together to crowdsource 3D printing of face shields and organize donations of PPE for local health care workers.
Ameesh Daryani (11th Grade)
Vikram Gopalan (11th Grade)
Radhika Gawde (12th Grade)
Kanishk Gupta (12th Grade)
Spencer Level (10th Grade)
Lauren Batza (12th Grade)
Lily Glantz (12th Grade)
Marlee Meek (12th Grade)
Elliot Danko (9th Grade)
Landon Mello (10th Grade)
Andrew Hanze (12th Grade)
Nadav Meiri (9th Grade)
Alex Gusev (11th Grade)
Zachary LeClaire (12th Grade)
Inspired by a YouTube video about a group in Alabama rallying the local community to 3D print face shields, a team of Danville high schoolers decided to start something similar in our community. Within 72 hours they had launched Danville Fighting Covid.
On April 27th, they donated nearly 400 3D printed face shields to John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center, all made by local makers in the community.
Danville Fighting Covid is a student-led initiative founded by high schoolers in Danville, San Ramon, and Alamo in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Their goal is to rally the local maker community to produce PPE for hospitals in the Bay Area.
Collecting donations of: N95 Masks, Surgical Mask, Disposable Nitrile Gloves, Canisters of Disinfecting Wipes, Face Shields, Safety Goggles, Hand Sanitizer, Gowns
If you have a 3d printer you can print face masks or sew face masks for healthcare workers
You can also help by donating Covid-19 relief funds or by donating food to underserved and at risk communities.
On the Covid19.team1280.com website you can find a face shield frame design widely accepted by hospitals that can be printed by any 3D printer. If you own a 3D printer and are willing to help, check out their website covid19.team1280.com to obtain the files and let them know that you are helping. If you already own unused N95 masks and other PPEs and would like to get them to hospitals, they are also collecting those. If you do not own a 3D printer or any PPEs but would still like to support this cause, then there are other ways you can help! You can donate relief funds or simply spread the word. #DanvilleFightingCOVID
You can find out more about what Danville Fighting Covid have done to help the community this past month in their April Newsletter.
Thank you to Vikram Gopalan for sharing this information and to all of these high schoolers for demonstrating amazing #DanvilleSpirit
Visit https://www.danville.ca.gov/danvillespirit for more stories of Danville Spirit.