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Staff support needed for COVID testing site

Team Carlsbad,

The city has developed and is ready to implement our own drive-through COVID-19 testing site for city employees who need to take a COVID test before returning to the workplace or who have been exposed in the workplace.

To successfully offer this service, the program needs city staff willing to work at the testing site at Fire Station 5.

As we all play a role in supporting our workforce, please consider this opportunity given your availability and supervisor approval.

What will staff be doing?

  • Checking in other staff by verifying their ID and appointment status

  • Explaining the testing process

  • Giving clear instructions on how to self-administer the test

  • Observing staff as they self-administer the test

  • Following testing protocol for timekeeping

  • Directing staff to park in the waiting area

How will staff be protected?

  • Staff working the drive-through testing site will be given full personal protective equipment to wear including gloves, N95 mask, face shield, goggles and gown

Is it paid?

  • Yes, staff will be paid their normal rate

Who can work?

  • Full time and part time staff

How long are the shifts?

  • Staff will be assigned to a four-hour shift based on their availability


  • Get supervisor approval

  • Fill out this form and a member of the COVID-19 task force will get in touch with you regarding training and scheduling

  • Questions can be directed to Kevin Lynds, Fire Department Battalion Chief, 619-253-1412

Thank you for answering the call to serve our team. Together, we will get through this next phase of COVID-19!

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