CDPH has recommended that facilities perform regular testing of all staff. Similar to testing of symptomatic residents, OCHCA can assist with rapid testing of symptomatic SNF staff; please call 714-834-8180 to report any staff PUIs and to schedule testing. For more large scale screening of staff, like the mass screening for residents, resources are limited, but staff have more options for screening, such as drive-up testing or testing at a private provider’s office. The state has set up 4 sites within Orange County that are prioritizing asymptomatic healthcare workers; these sites, run by OptumServe, are located in Orange, Buena Park, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano. They run Mon-Fri from 7 Am – 7 PM by appointment only; walk-ins are not accepted. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-634-1123 or visiting
Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access. Although it is important for all staff to be tested, experience with the outbreaks to date showed that staff with the most direct patient care (e.g. CNAs) tend to be the ones most likely to have infection.