The Lab’s Health Services Clinic is closed and has shifted to providing services via telemedicine. Essential workers on Lab sites are asked to use Concentra Urgent Care (2850 Seventh Street, Suite 100, 510-845-5170) in Berkeley for work-related health services until further notice. On-site emergency services are still available, if needed, via 911 and the Lab’s Fire Station, which remains fully operational.
The CDC recently updated its exposure definition to change the period of exposure risk from “onset of symptoms” to “48 hours before symptom onset,” necessitating additional PPE for health clinic staff at all times.
The clinic was closed Tuesday morning after clinic staff was notified overnight that a visit Monday afternoon by an asymptomatic individual, who, following the Health Services visit for non-COVID-related reasons, that evening visited their own health provider and was referred for COVID-19 testing; the Lab is following established protocols for notifying potentially exposed employees and building cleaning.
The combination of the two emerging issues — the precautionary closure and updated exposure guidance — makes the offering of routine clinical services infeasible at this time.
For more information and details about accessing Health Services telemedicine services, please call 510-486-6266.