Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #283
Order Adopted
Nov 30, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager confer with the Cambridge Department of Public Health on the feasibility of launching mobile COVID-19 testing vans in December and report back to the City Council as soon as possible.

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Department:City Clerk's OfficeSponsors:Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Councillor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge currently offers 7 day a week testing at 4 sites; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Access to testing and geographic proximity to testing is critical; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Some cities in Massachusetts and across the country have utilized mobile vans for COVID-19 testing; and

 

 

WHERAS:

Currently, data is not available about who is taking advantage of the city’s free COVID-19 testing; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Mobile testing vans can be deployed in Cambridge to increase access and ensure that there are no neighborhoods with disproportionately low COVID-19 testing rates; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager confer with the Cambridge Department of Public Health on the feasibility of launching mobile COVID-19 testing vans in December and report back to the City Council as soon as possible.

 

Meeting History

Nov 30, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan