Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Offered to Public Through City of Malibu, Sean Penn's Nonprofit

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Malibu is going to offer free drive-through COVID-19 testing to first responders, essential workers and the public for the next few days.

The city is partnering with a global nonprofit founded by a celebrity, and other medical providers, to do free drive through testing for first responders, essential workers and greater Malibu residents through Saturday.

The nonprofit the city is partnering with is Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), a global non-profit organization founded by actor, activist and philanthropist Sean Penn, according to a press release from the city of Malibu.

The testing service is carried out by COVID Clinic, a local partner organization of CORE.  The tests will using an FDA approved nasal swab and results will be available after two days, according to the press release. 

Now, starting today through Saturday, April 11 at Malibu City Hall the greater Malibu public can go through the free drive-through testing. Phase 2 will be Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the greater Malibu public for those who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

The drive-through testing began Monday and Tuesday for first responders and essential workers only at Malibu City Hall. Phase 1 was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for first responders and other essential workers in the community. Phase 1 included law enforcement, firefighters, parademics and essential workers. 

#coronaviruscalifornia Drive thru COVID 19 testing for 1st Responders & essential business personnel at Malibu City Hall. City and Community Organization Response Effort (CORE) founded by actor #SeanPenn made it possible. Public able to be tested Apr 8-11. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/j4geL8RK0n

— Pete Demetriou (@knxpete) April 6, 2020

Pre-registration is requested but not required for Phase 1. Pre-registration is required for the public Wednesday through Saturday.

The testing is site is:

Malibu City Hall, upper parking lot 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu.

To pre-register, visit https://covidclinic.org/core or text or call 310-853-1454, or email info@covidclinic.org./