Ventura County Will Launch Its Largest Covid-19 Testing Site at The Ventura Fairgrounds
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Ventura County’s largest covid-19 testing site will take place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds as cases continue to surge and ICU beds begin to dwindle.
Officials announced on Wednesday (July 29) that Ventura County will expand its coronavirus testing and contact tracing efforts with the launch of a massive mega drive thru testing site at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Beginning Aug. 10, the VCF site will be capable of collecting up to 1,500 specimens a day, according to Patrick Maynard, director of the Office of Emergency Services. So far, the County has nearly reached 7000 covid-19 cases with 6998 confirmed cases. Seventy-three people have died in Ventura County because COVID-19. Maynard claims over 65,000 tests have been conducted since the drive-up testing sites opened a few months ago.
“We have witnessed some long lines, and some extended wait times at many of our sites,” Maynard said. “We understand the frustration and anxiety these circumstances may caused you over the past two weeks.”