Health district responds to shortage of COVID-19 test kits


Last updated 1/28/2022 at 12:06pm

People lined up Jan. 15 to receive free COVID-19 test kits at the Fallbrook Wellness Center. Village News/Courtesy photo

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

Test kits for COVID-19 were scarce in Fallbrook in early January as people sought ways to confirm whether they had the Omicron variant. In fact, there was some public panic when the Fallbrook Regional Health District's outreach to disburse test kits was postponed.

Wellness Center Administrator Theresa Geracitano explained that the event was cancelled because the event co-sponsor, Cal Fire, could not participate because they had too many workers with COVID 19. On top of that, some key Health District staff were out with illnesses.

"It was crazy," Gera...

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