What is it?

Mendo Mobile Testing is a pilot program created to bring COVID-19 testing directly to the employers of Mendocino County. This program is administered by the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, The Mendocino Coast Chamber and The Willits Chamber of Commerce. The program committee  is comprised of industry leaders, state, county and local government officials, private business leaders, and other committed volunteers.


The primary focus of Mendo Mobile Testing is to provide a comprehensive testing onsite option for businesses, educational uses and non-profits.The mobile testing services will be administered by trained medical professionals through our partner, HealthySpace. HealthySpace brings clinical expertise with a concierge level of service.


Additional information on HealthySpace is attached and available on their website.

Why is it important?


Employees are the most critical component of any business. Successfully managing the human resource aspect of business is imperative, even for very small operations. After all, in a service economy, employees are a crucial part of the product being delivered. Their performance, commitment and loyalty to the job are critical and can be boosted through successful HR management.


In this season of COVID-19, properly monitoring the health and safety of your team members can actually be an opportunity to improve employee loyalty and it can be an opportunity to expand your existing customer base.


To help employers think through the pros and cons of testing employees for COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance that describes five scenarios in which testing might be effective or appropriate.


In general, employers should be strategic about testing and have a plan for what to do when results are positive, the agency advised in its guidance for testing in non-healthcare workplaces. The CDC recommends that testing is most appropriate in areas where there is moderate to substantial risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and at workplaces where employees are in close contact with each other or the public.


What is the cost and how do I schedule?

What is the Cost?


Three Options Available:

1. Larger Business - Minimum of 50 testing participants

One site; indoor or outdoor setting; drive thru or walk up

$750 Event Set Up Fee / $15 Service Fee per Administered Test


2. Institutional / Large Non-Profit / Government / Education – Minimum of 100 testing participants

Two sites within 10-mile radius; indoor or outdoor setting; drive thru or walk up

$750 Event Set Up Fee / $15 Service Fee per Administered Test


3. Community Collective (Micro and Small Business) – Minimum of 50 testing participants

Two sites within 10-mile radius; multiple businesses and potential community members;

$750 Event Set up Fee / $15 Service Fee per Administered Test


The testing provider, HealthySpace, will handle all the administrative portion of the testing. HealthySpace will bill an employee’s health insurance directly or the CARES Act for employees with no health insurance, as long as they have a social security number. There are no hidden fees or additional costs.


How Do I Schedule?

• Contact your local Chamber of Commerce or visit www.maskupmendo.com for more information.

• You will be connected directly to the testing provider, HealthySpace. Fill out their contact form or directly call the testing concierge/representative, Valerie Dias.


HealthySpace will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours of your request.

What is the process?


• HealthySpace provides a standard Service Agreement for review and execution.

• Once the Service Agreement is executed, HealthySpace will work with your organization to schedule the location/date/time of your first testing event (generally 1-2 weeks from execution)

• HealthySpace will order all the supplies and testing samples for the testing event which will be dropped shipped to your designated locations.

• HealthySpace schedules the trained local medical staff (RN/LVN/EMT) for the testing event.

• Your company will designate a Lead Person to communicate and assist with employee questions during the day of the testing event.

• Employees will provide copies of a legal ID & health insurance card. If the employee does not have health insurance, they can provide a social security number.

• Employees will sign a waiver which will allow the test results to be released to the employer.

• HealthySpace collects the test samples and sends the specimens overnight to their California based labs.

• 24-48 hours after the specimens are received by the lab, your business results are posted on a HIPPA compliant lab portal. For multiple businesses involved in an event, each specific business will receive a private portal login with all employee results in an aggregate report. • A representative from Public Health will also receive the aggregate report from the testing event.

• Additionally, any known positives will be emailed directly to the Employer, the Public Health Department and the Public Health MD.