• All Riverside County Residents Can Now Get Tested For Coronavirus

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Riverside County public health officials announced Friday that all residents can now get tested for coronavirus, a shift from previous protocols that required patients be experiencing symptoms. Expanding testing parameters is expected to yield valuable information about the coronavirus and its reach. “We’re testing people already when they’re sick, but we need […]

  • County Deploys Teams to Aid Nursing Facilities

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Teams consisting of paramedics, nurses and other health care professionals began making the rounds Tuesday in Riverside County to provide support, distribute protective gear and keep workers at skilled nursing facilities on the job and safe during the coronavirus emergency. According to the Riverside University Health System, four Skilled Nursing Facilities Outreach […]

  • County Opens Fourth COVID-19 Testing Site

    PERRIS (CNS) – A fourth location where Riverside County residents can receive tests for coronavirus will open Tuesday in Perris, broadening the county’s capacity to screen potentially infectious people. The testing site at the Perris Fairgrounds will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and provide the same services already in […]

  • US to Receive 750,000 Coronavirus Tests from South Korea

    The United States is turning to South Korea — a country with an aggressive testing regime that President Donald Trump previously downplayed — to bring approximately 750,000 more coronavirus tests to the US, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA, an agency within the US Department of Homeland Security, awarded contracts to manufacturers in […]

  • Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

    The nation’s top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn’t wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. “There are a couple of reasons. One of them is part of the, in fact the major reason to wear a face mask is to protect […]

  • FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in the blood. That type of test, called a serology test, would be able to identify past coronavirus infections, although it may be less effective at identifying recent ones. The authorized test, from a […]

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