Valley Churches To Host Coronavirus Test Sites

Drive-Up Testing Begins Saturday, Will Rotate Locations Weekly

Paul Ihander
May 08, 2020 - 2:26 pm
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The faith sector of southern Nevada is now offering COVID-19 testing to citizens in the Las Vegas Valley through a cooperative effort named CityServe.

 

CityServe is a group of pastors, churches, medical clinics and medical professionals from the Christian faith sector of southern Nevada who desire to be a blessing to their community. Realizing the value proposition that comes from the Christian church in times of uncertainty and addressing fear, CityServe decided to open drive through test sites throughout southern Nevada. The complexity of planning resulted in a format to allow these sites to be scaled as needed.

 

The first test site will be located at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, 7175 W. Oquendo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113. The launch will be Saturday, May 9, from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Drivers will be asked to remain in their cars and the tests will be offered by appointment only via the website at CityServeLV.org.

 

This outreach will receive both the insured and uninsured and no individual will be turned away. If someone cannot afford the cash charge for a test, they will still be served because CityServe has set up a “pay it forward” donation fund to help offset those costs. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, donations can be made through: CityServeLV.org.

 

“In this current climate and in consideration of consumer confidence, we know that testing will play an important part of reopening our city. People will not engage until they are assured of their safety. Now, with new information on asymptomatic carriers, it is even more important to provide tests to a wider portion of our population than just those who appear to have symptoms.” said Kenny Ohiaeri, Executive Director of CityServe.

 

The testing sites will offer RT-PCR type testing and recipients will have an opportunity to receive prayer, biblical counseling and free resources such as; bibles, educational materials and community referral resources.

 

An additional service will be offered to individuals who test positive. CityServe is instituting a containment plan to help eliminate community spread called “COVID-19 Household Care”. If an individual tests positive, they will have an opportunity to opt in to this program where volunteers will be available to support them and their household throughout their 14 day containment period. This support program includes daily phone calls to offer prayer and to inquire if there are any need/s and/or errands that the volunteer teams can assist them with.