Long Beach State will be lending a portion of its campus to MemorialCare health workers for coronavirus rapid-testing, according to a faculty email sent Thursday.
Scott Apel, chief financial officer, said they will be setting up the testing clinic along the parking lot access road near the parking structures on Palo Verde Avenue.
“Like many of our sister campuses in the California State University System, and consistent with our Beach value of advancing the public good, the university is finalizing agreements to assist local agencies with facility needs to help with the response to the COVID pandemic,” Apel said.
Building E of the Hillside College Dormitory will also be used for COVID-19 relief. The now-vacated rooms will serve as between-shift rest spots for Veteran Affairs hospital staff.
According to Jeff Cook, vice president of strategic communications, there is no definitive timeline for the when the campus will be used by the organizations.
“Both organizations came to us, as organizations have come to many other CSUs,” Cook told the 49er via email. “The documents are not yet signed.”
Apel asked all staff to avoid these areas unless directly involved with the partnerships.
This story is developing and will be updated.
This article was updated April 17 at 2:30 p.m. with a quote from Jeff Cook, vice president of strategic communications.