Nearly every week and a half after Google’s sister firm Verily launched its COVID-19 screening and testing web site, the corporate has revealed a video of its in-person drive-through testing course of.
As the video explains, anybody seeking to be examined first has to take an internet screening questionnaire, the small print of which had been revealed final week when the web site launched. The screener is designed to assist prioritize testing. The standards embody publicity to present circumstances of the virus, present signs, age, earlier well being circumstances, and at-risk places or occupations. Those standards decide whether or not you qualify.
If you qualify for testing, you’ll get a reference ID quantity and appointment particulars, together with the time and placement. Then, you’ll head to the testing web site, which consists of three stations. At the primary station, you’ll get your ID and reference ID checked by the closed window of your car to forestall doable an infection. Once confirmed, you’ll drive to the second station, which is able to match your ID to a lab equipment. Then you’ll head to the ultimate station, the place you’ll obtain a nasal swab. That pattern will get despatched to a lab, with outcomes delivered between two to 4 days later.
Right now, Verily’s Project Baseline testing continues to be restricted to only Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. As the video notes, Verily’s web site and testing course of is a part of the bigger, California-based COVID-19 testing program, which is a “state-directed program with federal input.” Despite muddled statements from the White House relating to a Google-built screening web site earlier in March, it’s not clear that Verily has plans to develop this system past California, and even whether or not the Verily Project Baseline web site was the Google web site that President Trump had been referring to on the time.