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Riverside County Begins Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing Saturday

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Riverside County residents will be able to get drive-up testing for the coronavirus beginning on Saturday.

The Riverside University Health System announced Thursday that drive-up testing will begin Saturday at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, located at 500 Diamond Drive. It will run through at least Sunday.

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A medical worker takes personal informations from a motorist at a drive-in testing facility for people with possible coronavirus symptoms on March 20 in Oberhausen, Germany. Everyday life in Germany has become fundamentally altered as authorities tighten measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Public venues such as bars, clubs, museums, cinemas, schools, daycare centers and universities have closed. Many businesses are resorting to home office work for their employees. And travel across the border to most neighbouring countries is severely restricted. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

It's unclear how many test kits the health department has available.

Testing is by appointment only for those who have symptoms. Anyone who would like to be tested should call 800-945-6171 to schedule an appointment.

Testing hours will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ventura and Orange counties also began drive-up testing earlier this week, but were hampered by a shortage of test kits. Ventura County public health officials are asking the public to help them save testing supplies for those who are high risk, vulnerable and have symptoms.

Riverside County has reported 22 coronavirus cases and three deaths so far.

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