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Testing for neighbors, by neighbors: How Belle Haven residents created their own COVID-19 testing capacity

Original post made on Dec 20, 2020

Braving the downpour on Sunday morning, Dec. 11, a line of at least 50 people stretched from the Belle Haven Library down the block of Ivy Drive, standing under rain-weighted canopies to take a COVID-19 test.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, December 20, 2020, 8:11 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Dec 20, 2020 at 8:33 am

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Congratulations on a superb grass roots effort.

Until testing is widespread and combined with contact tracing we will never get the virus under control.

Lockdowns provide time but unless that time is used to put in place widespread testing and contact tracing the pain of the lockdown is wasted.


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Dec 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

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Local governments have missed a great opportunity to make a real difference in stopping this virus and, to a large part, they have been passive observers.

Where have you seen a city council take the position that their number one priority is becoming a Covid free community?

While their citizens are dying those councils are spending their time debating trivial issues.


Posted by smallbusinessownerCZ
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:23 pm

smallbusinessownerCZ is a registered user.

Grateful to see how Belle Haven Action and Cecilia Taylor stood up and made sure that Belle Haven was just as important as the rest of Menlo Park and San Mateo County. Lots to learn from this dedication to local community.


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