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Arizona Department of Health Services

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The Drive Up Model for Mass COVID-19 Testing (aka The “Urban Cookie” Model for Mass COVID-19 Testing)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Objectives
Summary of the Drive Up Model
Details of the Drive Up Model Results
Challenges
Lessons Learned
Resources Appendix
A: Pre-registration page Appendix
B: Supplies Appendix
C: Signs Appendix
D: Station Models Appendix
E: Photos

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. 

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16 Key Considerations for Drive-Through or Mobile Testing 

16 bullet points with suggestions on what needs to be done to set up a drive-thru + links to drive-through testing sites in different states.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Performing Broad-Based Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Congregate Settings Considerations for Health Departments and Healthcare Providers

(Not specific to off-site testing)

Broad enough to give overview of the major elements of a testing site.

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The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP; “SID-wrap”) is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota.

CIDRAP is tracking and analyzing the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center provides a deep well of information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials, and the public.

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This is a Resources Center for most recent information related to COVID-19 with focus on the medical aspect and policy changes. Nothing about off-site testing

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College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University

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COVID-19 Testing Commons

A one-stop, reliable source for comprehensive information about COVID-19 tests worldwide. Search all tests in the market and in the pipeline by multiple parameters including test type, technology, regulatory status, country of origin and more. The Testing Commons is updated regularly.

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CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) (formerly J/P Haitian Relief Organization) is a non-profit organization founded by actor Sean Penn in response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The organization changed its name to receive contracts and donations to work globally.

In March 2020, CORE began administering free COVID-19 tests in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sites include Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Chicago, Georgia, Navajo Nation, New Orleans, and other communities.

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CORE Suggested Resources for Site Managers at COVID-19 Testing Sites

Contents:

  • Site manager chart with outline of responsibilities
  • Daily Operations checklist
  • Assistant Site Manager Flow Chart
  • Assistant Site Manager Daily operations Checklist
  • Inventory Management (two people with descriptions what they will do and templates for the thing they need to account for)
  • Site Layout and positions (English and Spanish)
  • PPE (with images on how to put it on, CDC)
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting your home (when somebody is sick)
  • Volunteer flow chart and information that needs to be available to them and FAQs
  • Inventory Flowchart
  • Site Supply Personnel checklist
  • Inventory re-request checklist
  • Generator instructions and
  • Unregistered City Employee Protocol

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Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and Harvard Global Health Institute

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Technical Handbook for States and Municipalities

By providing an end-to-end framework with scaled up testing, enabling rapid contact-tracing, and instituting supported isolation.

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

IDSA leads the way in detecting, preventing, treating and curing infectious diseases worldwide. We update this curated resource center daily to reflect rapidly emerging literature. It provides must-have information to clinicians and decision-makers.

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Mayo Clinic

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Drive-Through Testing A Unique, Efficient Method of Collecting Large Volume of Specimen During the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic

In Rochester, Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic microbiology laboratory developed in-house capability to test for SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, via an in-house laboratory-developed real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay. To optimize use of this resource, Mayo Clinic implemented a drive-through specimen-collection site for patients meeting prespecified criteria. Key components of the Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 pandemic response included rapid planning, execution, ongoing evaluation, and adaptation of new workflow and processes. A critical part of planning and execution includes widespread community testing of symptomatic patients for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

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National Association of Community Health Centers

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COVID-19 Operations Resource Packet Sample Procedures for Health Center Drive Thru Clinic

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

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Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites

This fact sheet lists considerations and strategies related to making drive-through medical sites accessible to people with disabilities.

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Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System

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Drive Through  Testing 

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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Tracie: Healthcare Emergency preparedness information gateway as part of HHS

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ASPR Tracie Drive Through

This file has not only description of major considerations (Staffing Considerations, Messaging, Access and Security) but also lit review of other research done on drive thru + Health Departments guidelines.

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University of Washington Medicine

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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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Vashon Island (WA) MRC and VashonBePrepared

VashonBePrepared is a federally recognized, educational 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of disaster preparedness organizations on Vashon -Maury Islands in Washington’s Puget Sound region.

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COVID-19 Test Site

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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Verily Life Sciences, also known as Verily, is Alphabet Inc.’s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences. The organization was formerly a division of Google X, until August 10, 2015, when Sergey Brin announced that the organization would become an independent subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

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Verily COVID-19 Clinical Lead Guide

Handbook on drive-through sites from daily core responsibilities to disposing of biohazard. “This process instruction applies to Clinical Site Leads who will train and verify training for medical personnel on COVID-19 testing sites.”

Verily COVID-19 Site Operations 

In collaboration with the California Governor’s office, federal, state, and local public health authorities, the COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Program has been developed in collaboration with Project Baseline (hereafter referred to as “Baseline COVID-19 Program”) in order to expand access to COVID-19 screening and testing.
The Baseline COVID-19 Program provides a software technology platform to triage people who are concerned about their COVID-19 risk for potential appointments at a community-based testing site.

This guide is provided in an effort to assist agencies in establishing “drive-through” COVID-19
sample collection and testing operations. However, each agency’s needs or circumstances may
differ from the assumptions behind the practices described in this guide, so we cannot and do
not make any warranties or representations about them or anything else in this guide.
From Prelaunch planning, to staffing, site setup planning ppes and printable worksheets and asset.

Verily COVID-19 Site Lead Guide

Responsible for Staff capacity and allocations, setting up drive-thru IT, non-clinical supplies and equipment, clinical supplies, things to print.

Verily COVID-19 Site Signage Kit

The zip file contains ready to print signs in multiple languages, signs for staff, and a guide for best places to put the signs.

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Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association/ Centra Health

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COVID-19 Drive-through Testing Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to equip healthcare leaders with the basic resources to set up and implement open air, isolated care to individuals needing screening for COVID-19 testing. The design is focused on ambulatory clinics, primarily urgent care and primary care offices.

Contents:

Purpose, Scope, and Overview;
Choosing a Location;
III. Supply List
IV. Staffing Recommendations
V. Screening Criteria
VI. Screening Workflow
VII. Patient Criteria for Drive-Through
VIII. Phone Call Log
IX. Testing Workflow
X. Lab Testing
XI. Personal Protective Equipment
XII. Patient Education

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Washington State Hospital Association

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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.