COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
UPDATE: Unfortunately Los Alamos County is out of the Rapid Antigen COVID tests. When more tests become available, Los Alamos will issue a notice.
To address health concerns of employees of Los Alamos businesses caused by the recent COVID Omicron surge, Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne announced Thursday that he would make the County’s supply of rapid antigen tests available to local businesses for their employees at no cost. Los Alamos business owners can pick up a box containing 25 tests from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Municipal Building, and Monday, Jan. 24 at the White Rock Town Hall building.
“Los Alamos businesses have been hit hard,” Lynne said. “The Omicron surge has impacted our local businesses’ staffing levels, and without rapid COVID tests, some businesses have had to close their doors temporarily to appropriately mitigate health concerns.” He indicates that the County has ordered more tests, but will make its 41 boxes available now.
As there is a limited supply, Lynne instructs businesses to call ahead to Los Alamos Senior Analyst Barbara Lai at (505) 730-3115 to reserve a box before heading over to the Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 150, or the White Rock Town Hall at 139 Longview Drive.
PCR COVID-19 tests are available to the community at large in the Los Alamos townsite at the Mari Mac parking lot Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment through Curative.com, or in White Rock, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Overlook Park, no appointment. Visit the County’s webpage at https://lacnm.com/COVID for additional information about COVID testing and vaccine options in the community.