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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing/Community Screening Resources
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May 22, 2020

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing/Community Screening Resources

This Topic Collection focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on community based testing sites.

Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID19 outbreak management.

If you have COVID-19 best or promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange COVID-19 Information Sharing Page (registration required) and place your resources under the relevant topic area. Resources specific to community based testing sites can be placed under the COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing/Community Screening Resources Topic.

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This ASPR TRACIE Technical Assistance response includes considerations and sample diagrams for setting up drive-through testing for infectious diseases/COVID-19. Links to related resources are also provided.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2020). 16 Key Considerations for Drive-Through or Mobile Testing.
This blog post lists 16 key considerations for those considering the implementation of drive-through or mobile testing for COVID-19. It also includes examples from states that have established such programs.
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This document defines four traffic flow steps for individuals at COVID-19 specimen collection sites – traffic controller, public health information gathering, specimen collection, and specimen packaging. It outlines roles for personnel at each step along with infection prevention requirements based on whether they are in a cold (traffic controller), warm (public health information gathering and specimen packaging), or hot zone (specimen collection). A list of needed resources for each specimen collection site, including the contents of each personal protective equipment kit, are also listed.
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Lee Health Urgent Care Cape Coral Florida. (2020). Lee Health Drive Through Testing Protocol.
This checklist and diagram detail the set up and operation of Lee Health Urgent Care's (FL) COVID-19 drive-through testing site.
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This video demonstrates the process of collecting oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swabs for novel coronavirus testing.
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Mercy Health System. (2020). COVID-19 Test Collection Center: Implementation and Operational Playbook. (Note: Contact ASPR TRACIE to receive a copy.)
This playbook provides guidance to healthcare facilities on establishing a COVID-19 testing center and managing ongoing operations.
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This resource packet was designed for community health centers, but it may be used by other organizations establishing drive-through screening clinic sites. It includes: 1) sample telephone scripts to direct patient calls, 2) drive-through clinic procedures with screening questions to direct patients to the appropriate resources, 3) photos of already established sites, 4) a patient screening tool, 5) a patient self-monitoring tool, and 6) a template to help health centers track their budget for the site.
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Northwest ADA Center. (2020). Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites. (Added 4/23/2020.)
This fact sheet lists considerations and strategies related to making drive-through medical sites accessible to people with disabilities.
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Project Baseline. (2020). COVID-19 Community Based Testing Guide. (Added 5/13/2020.) Verily Life Sciences, Inc..
This testing guide contains resources to guide the operations of a community-based testing site.
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Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. (2020). Drive-Through Medicine: Drive-Through Triage Template.
This template guides patient triage and treatment outside a hospital setting in a drive-through format. It includes information on site selection, activation and set-up, communications, staff roles and responsibilities, patient management, and safety and security.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2020). Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19. (Added 5/12/2020.)
This page includes information on the public-private partnership to establish COVID-19 community-based testing sites. Links are included to find nearby testing locations.
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University of Washington Medicine. (2020). UW COVID-19 Drive Thru Clinic AKA “The CARVID” Clinic.
This document provides information on how one health system sets up their drive-through testing clinic. It includes information on staffing and supplies and describes processes for PPE donning and doffing and the swabbing procedure. Photos from the site are also included.
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This video filmed from the perspective of the individual whose specimen is being collected demonstrates one hospital’s drive-through specimen collection site. The video is accompanied by narration from a Virginia Hospital representative explaining the process.
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Vashon Island MRC and VashonBePrepared. (2020). Rural Test & Trace Toolkit: RT3. (Added 5/22/2020.)
This page describes the establishment of a COVID-19 testing site in a rural community. It details the planning process, outlines test site and logistics information, describes the testing strategy, and includes photos, templates, and other resources that may be adapted by other communities.
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Washington State Hospital Association. (2020). Drive Through Testing Clinics for COVID-19.
This document describes the process for implementing a drive-through specimen collection site. It includes a list of steps, best practices, two examples, and a supply list.
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