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County urges residents to volunteer for medical, non-medical positions

Riverside County is calling on volunteers, especially those with medical expertise, to support response efforts for COVID-19.

“This is the call to action. We need medical volunteers willing to take care of patients who are COVID positive,” said Dr. Michael Mesisca, of Riverside University Health System. “We will provide full protective equipment to keep you safe. But we need people to step up today. Go to our website and sign up to volunteer.”

Assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other group medical care sites are particularly in need for workers willing to care for COVID-19 patients. This request goes out to all physicians, both active and retired, nurses, nurse assistants, as well as non-medical volunteers such as office staff or Class A and B drivers. The opportunities vary with some paid openings available.

“We need healthy people who can give their time in both medical and non-medical positions,” said Chair V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor. “This is our moment to come together as a community and help each other.”

For more information about becoming a volunteer, visit the Riverside County Public Health website at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus or call 951-955-9227 for additional assistance.

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