July 2, 2020
Media contact: Riverside County Joint Information Center
General contact: 2-1-1
Appointments for testing now available online
Riverside County residents interested in getting screened for coronavirus at one of several
county-operated testing sites can now make an appointment online.
More than 240,000 covid-19 tests have been conducted in Riverside County, and health officials
continue to encourage residents – those with and without symptoms -- to get screened for the
virus. The online scheduling will make it easier to make an appointment.
To make an appointment, click www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing. Residents can also call
800-945-6171, seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. The wait time to
make an appointment by phone is shorter between 5 and 10 p.m.
“The online appointment system will make it easier and more convenient for everyone to get
tested for coronavirus,” said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V.
Manuel Perez. “It will save time for families making testing appointments, and enable everyone
to register for an account to view the result online. An online scheduling system enhances our
testing capacity as more testing is conducted throughout Riverside County.”
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has continued to rise recently, along with
hospitalizations and ICU usage throughout Southern California. The county today is reporting
679 new cases and two new deaths from the virus.
Health officials are concerned the Independence Day weekend could cause a spike if residents
do not adhere to safety requirements, including wearing face coverings, maintaining social
distancing and frequent hand washing.
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