COVID-19 Sonora Quest in the Community

COVID-19 and Homelessness 

Sonora Quest Laboratories donated 300 tests to Community Solutions, a national nonprofit that supports local efforts to end homelessness, to support efforts to test people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Circle the City, a federally qualified health center that provides care for the homeless population, has been administering the tests and undertaking further assessments. Community Bridges, Inc, a homeless service provider that has ensured transportation for individuals tested and, working with other community partners, to engage individuals and develop housing plans for permanent housing for individuals being tested or in alternative care facilities.


Walmart COVID-19 Testing Partnership

Sonora Quest has partnered with select Phoenix-area Walmart locations to offer observed self-collections for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Please note that in order to schedule a drive-thru appointment at participating Walmart locations, your doctor must place an electronic order for diagnostic COVID-19 testing. Click here to schedule

Expanded COVID-19 Testing for Arizona’s Long-Term Care Facilities with up to 25,000 Tests Planned

Sonora Quest Laboratories has expanded services for COVID-19 diagnostic swab and antibody serology testing at 147 long-term care (LTC) facilities in Arizona, and will conduct up to 25,000 tests statewide. Given the urgency and vulnerability of this patient population and the healthcare staff that serve them, Sonora Quest strategically sought out community partnerships with Arizona Health Care Association (AHCA), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Governor’s office to ramp up testing and help alleviate the strain on the state’s LTC facilities. Sonora Quest will perform testing at their Tempe-based lab. Results will be reported to the facilities directly, as well as to ADHS, and are anticipated to be available within 5 to 7 days from collection.


Assisted Living 

Sonora Quest Laboratories is currently expanding our collection services for the long-term care (LTC) facilities in Arizona by ADHS into phase 2 of this testing, by testing at approximately 400 assisted living facilities across the state, with an estimated 4,140 tests to be performed.

CVS MinuteClinic COVID-19 Testing Partnership

In collaboration with Quest Diagnostics, Sonora Quest Laboratories has partnered with CVS Health to launch drive-thru testing for SARS-CoV-2 via their MinuteClinics, using pharmacists to oversee self-collected nasal swab specimens. CVS is now offering drive-thru testing at over 60 locations in Arizona. The collected samples are then sent to Sonora Quest Laboratories to perform testing. The testing efforts are part of a plan at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide temporary drive-thru testing in COVID-19 hot spots. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.


Operation Catapult

Sonora Quest Laboratories announced the launch of Operation Catapult in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. , a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, with one goal: expand COVID-19 testing in Arizona. The collaboration will support the strategic plan to catapult Sonora Quest’s COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity in a tangible way to meet and exceed the rising demand in Arizona.

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing in Fountain Hills, AZ – Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sonora Quest Laboratories' top priority is always the health and safety of our patients, employees, and the communities we serve. We held another successful COVID-19 testing blitz for Fountain Hills and the surrounding communities. Testing was performed on nearly 400 patients during the site operation that ran from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. We're thankful to our partners, such as the Fountain Hills mayor's office, MCSO, and local volunteers for being a great partner during the event and helping in making it possible.

 

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing in Partnership with Equality Health 

Event Date   City  Patients Tested
June 20 City of Phoenix 832
June 27 City of Phoenix 940
July 11 City of Glendale  482
July 18 City of Glendale 328 
 July 27 City of Peoria 328

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing for Colorado River Indian Tribes, Parker, AZ – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sonora Quest’s goal was to ensure testing for essential workers and first-responders of the Colorado Indian River Tribes.  We were very pleased to hold the event in the beautiful Colorado River Indian Tribes Community Center gymnasium and delighted that the event operated very smoothly.  Testing was performed on 495 patients during the 6 hour site operation that ran from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our practiced employees were happy to assist in the effort to keep Arizonan’s working!

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing in Partnership with City of Phoenix – May - June, 2020

In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing statewide Sonora Quest Laboratories held another successful COVID-19 testing blitz in partnership with City of Phoenix across three Saturday's in May and June, 2020. Testing was performed on 308 patients throughout the three blitzes  that ran from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing for Tuba City, AZ – Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing statewide Sonora Quest Laboratories held another successful COVID-19 testing blitz on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 for Tuba City and the surrounding communities. Testing was performed on 727 patients during the 5 hour site operation that ran from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Tuba City testing site would not have been possible without the huge support from the local community and various organizations who rallied to show their support and commitment to a safer and healthier Arizona.

Lake Havasu Testing Blitz

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing for Lake Havasu, AZ – Saturday, May 16, 2020

In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing statewide Sonora Quest Laboratories held another successful COVID-19 testing blitz on Saturday, May 16, 2020 for Lake Havasu and the surrounding communities. Testing was performed on 376 patients during the 5 hour site operation that ran from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Lake Havasu City testing site would not have been possible without the huge support from the local community. Various organizations including; Lake Havasu City fire and police department, Lake Havasu City Aquatic center, donations from Home Depot in Bullhead as well as Lowes in Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City; rallied to show their support and commitment to a safer and healthier Arizona. 

Bullhead City Testing Blitz

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing for Bullhead City, AZ – Saturday, May 9, 2020

In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing statewide Sonora Quest Laboratories held another successful COVID-19 testing blitz on Saturday, May 9, 2020 for Bullhead City and the surrounding communities. Testing was performed on nearly 500 patients during the 5 hour site operation that ran from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. We were happy to serve the community and we're thankful to our partners such as the Anderson Auto Group Field House and Colorado River Union High School District (CRUHSD), in addition to the local Home Depot and Lowes.

Colorado River Indian Tribes Testing Blitz

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing for Colorado River Indian Tribes, Parker, AZ – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Sonora Quest’s goal was to ensure testing for essential workers and first-responders of the Colorado Indian River Tribes.  We were very pleased to hold the event in the beautiful Colorado River Indian Tribes Community Center gymnasium and delighted that the event operated very smoothly.  Testing was performed on 241 patients during the 6 hour site operation that ran from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our practiced employees were happy to assist in the effort to keep Arizonan’s working!  Sonora Quest Laboratories is committed to statewide community engagement for COVID-19 testing and we hope to return to Parker within the next two weeks to provide more COVID-19 testing for the Colorado River Indian Tribes employees.

Kingman Testing Blitz

Sonora Quest Laboratories Performs COVID-19 Testing in Kingman, AZ – Saturday, May 2, 2020

As part of the Governor Ducey’s and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ “Arizona Testing Blitz,” Sonora Quest offered COVID-19 testing to communities around the state for the shared goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. Testing was performed on nearly 500 patients during the 6 hour site operation that ran from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. We're thankful to our partners such as the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for being a great partner during the event and helping in making it possible.