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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

麻州和CVS合作在羅爾市設COVID-19快速檢測站 每日1000人可當場拿結果

           (Boston Orange編譯)麻州政府和CVS(7)日宣佈,在羅爾市推出新的快速檢測站,用新出來的Abbott ID Now COVID-19做檢測,大約每日可讓1000民眾免費做檢測,並當場拿到結果。繼喬治亞州和羅德島州之後,麻州是美國第三個推出這快速檢測的州。           
            CVS Health將關閉在Shrewsbury的新型冠狀病毒檢測試驗站,把精力及資源集中到羅爾是這新站點,預計可每日檢測1000人,並當場給結果,以期人們可適當的自我隔離或尋求醫治。
            CVS Health執行副總裁暨首席醫療官Troyen Brennan表示,他們在麻州得到的初步經驗將使他們能夠在擴大效率與安全性的同時,把檢測站擴展進入其他州。
           查理貝克表示,持續擴展檢測,對推行社區追蹤,減緩病毒散佈速度很有幫助。
           和喬治亞州,羅德島州的COVID-19檢測站類似,麻州羅爾市的檢測站也將由Minute Clinc的持牌照的醫護機構監管。
快速檢測站就設在羅爾市Reiss 大道32號的Showcase電影院停車場。有意做檢測者須預先上網登記,cvs.com,以排定一個當天檢測的時間。
CVS藥店或Minute Clinic的店內,並不做檢測。
麻州政府表示,在公司實驗室,以及醫療護理夥伴的努力下,麻州的COVID-19病毒檢測能力及結果,已大幅增加。在麻州公共衛生聽實驗室之外,共有22家公私立實驗室做檢測。截至46日,共有76,429人做過檢測,46日當天就有4,492人做了檢測。
查詢關於COVID-19的更多或最新資訊,可上州政府網站www.mass.gov/covid19 ,或者撥打211電話,以”COVIDMA”發短信到888-777這號碼,訂閱短訊提示。

Baker-Polito Administration, CVS Announce Expansion Of Rapid COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing In Massachusetts

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration and CVS today announced the launch of a new rapid testing site in Lowell, which will enable on-the-spot COVID-19 testing and results at no cost. The new CVS site in Lowell will use the new Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test. With the launch of this site, Massachusetts is the third state where CVS has launched rapid testing sites, joining Georgia and Rhode Island.

CVS Health will be transitioning its efforts to support COVID-19 testing in Mass. to the Lowell location, which allows for up to 1,000 patients to be tested per day and receive results on-site so they can properly quarantine or seek treatment as appropriate. As a result, the company will be halting COVID-19 testing at the original Shrewsbury pilot testing site.

“By working with a wide range of partners, we have dramatically increased Massachusetts’ COVID-19 testing capacity, and we are grateful to CVS for their partnership in launching this new rapid testing site,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The continued expansion of testing, along with our new efforts around community tracing, will enable the Commonwealth to better track and slow the spread of this virus.”

“Our initial experience in Massachusetts has enabled us to expand testing into other states while maximizing efficiency and safety,” said Troyen Brennan, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, CVS Health. “We are now able to significantly improve upon our testing capabilities in Massachusetts, greatly expanding access to testing with rapid results for eligible individuals.”

Similar to the CVS rapid COVID-19 test sites in Georgia and Rhode Island, testing at the Lowell site will be overseen by licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health. The rapid COVID-19 testing will take place in the parking lot of the Showcase Cinemas located at 32 Reiss Avenue, in Lowell, and no testing will take place at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic locations. Patients will need to pre-register in advance online at CVS.com in order to schedule a same-day time slot for testing.

Thanks to the efforts of public and private laboratories and health care partners, Massachusetts has dramatically increased COVID-19 testing capacity and output. In addition to the Department of Public Health’s State Public Health Laboratory, more than 22 public and private labs are completing testing. As of yesterday, 76,429 patients have been tested, with 4,492 tested yesterday alone. The Department of Public Health reports on cases and testing daily at Mass.Gov/covid19.

The Baker-Polito Administration will continue to update the public on developments related to COVID-19. Residents can visit www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest information, call 2-1-1 with questions, and text “COVIDMA” to 888-777 to subscribe to text-alert updates.

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