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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

昆士市免費新冠病毒檢測 12/29起連續八週每週二下午

            (Boston Orange 編譯)昆士市長柯奇(Thomas P. Koch)今日宣佈,昆士市和滿能(Manet)社區健康中心合作,將從1229日起,連需八週,每周二的中午至下午4點,在市府未來的特殊教育學習中心(180 Old Colony Avenue),為居民擴大辦理免費的新冠病毒檢測。

檢測免費,不須保險資訊,任何昆士居民都可參加。建議先預約,但並不規定必須這麼做。登記,請洽774-406-5400

滿能將和博德機構(Broad Institute)實驗室合作,執行這檢測,估計2448小時候可有檢測結果。檢測方法由滿能醫療團隊做臨床督導,參加檢測者自行用拭子取樣。

柯奇市長表示,在這病毒大流行期間,滿能及其團隊在許多方面一再加強,並那麼快的擴大本地檢測能力,只是該機構對這社區有著與眾不同承諾的又一例證市府希望居民們,尤其是和醫療護理系統可能沒那麼多互動的年輕人,可以利用這簡單又免費的機會,幫助昆士市對抗目前新冠病毒個案大增情況

滿能執行長Cynthia H. Sierra表示,我們真的很榮幸有市府確保居民能及時,方便的得到檢測。作為一個社區健康中心,我們的使命就是把醫療護理擴大進病人居住的社區及鄰里。無論是做新冠病毒篩檢,或是很快就要做的新冠病毒疫苗接種,或是面對面,或是任何其他的支援性醫療服務,我們都致力為所有需要我們的人確保醫療護理及服務的完善及品質。

門診地點是在原本屬於東拿薩仁學院(Eastern Nazarene College)的辦公室及教室大樓。在柯奇市長計畫把這地方翻修成為昆士市特殊教育學生的學習中心後,昆士市府年前買下了這地方,預定2021年後開始施工。這地點有很多停車位,而且離地鐵紅線華樂斯頓中心(Wallaston Center)站和巴士站很近。


City of Quincy, Manet Community Health Center to Partner On Free Testing Clinic

QUINCY, MA – December 22, 2020 Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced today that the City of Quincy and Manet Community Health Center will partner to bring expanded COVID-19 testing to residents beginning Tuesday, December 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at the future site of the City’s special education learning center at 180 Old Colony Avenue.

The testing is free, does not require insurance information, and is open to any Quincy resident. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register, call 774-406-5400.

The testing will run on Tuesdays at the same time for at least the next eight weeks.

Manet is partnering with the laboratory at the Broad Institute to process test, and results are expected to be returned within 24 to 48 hours. The test is a self-administered swab but will be clinically supervised by Manet’s medical team.

“Time and again, Manet and its team have stepped up in so many ways during this pandemic, and coordinating this expansion of our local testing capacity so quickly is just another example of an extraordinary commitment to the people of this community,” said

Mayor Thomas P. Koch. “We hope our residents, particularly our young people who may not have interacted much with the health care system, will avail themselves of this easy and free opportunity to help us fight the current surge in COVID-19 cases.”

Added Manet Chief Executive Officer Cynthia H. Sierra:

“We are truly honored with the City to ensure that residents have access to timely and convenient access to testing. As a community health center, we are compelled by our mission to extend care out into the community and the neighborhoods where our patients live. Whether it is through COVID screening and testing – and soon our COVID vaccination program – or our in-person and telehealth primary care, addiction medicine, behavioral health services or any of our other supportive health services, we are committed to ensuring quality, comprehensive health care and services for all who need us.”

The clinic site is an office and classroom building that was owned by Eastern Nazarene College until it was purchased by the City earlier this year as part of a plan by Mayor Koch to create a learning center for the City’s special education students. Construction to retrofit the building is scheduled to begin later in 2021. There is ample parking at the site, and it is in close proximity to MBTA bus routes and the Wollaston Center Red Line station. (updated version)

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