MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COVID-19 TAMIAMI YOUTH FAIR GROUNDS COMMUNITY TESTING SITE
Miami-Dade County Fire Department
TYPE OF PROJECT
Disaster Health and Medical
- Medical Supplies
- Laboratory Services
- Logistics Management
- HIPAA data management
- Coordination with state and local health department
Miami-Dade County recently tasked CDR Maguire, Inc. to provide scarce COVID-19 qPCR Test Kits and Laboratory Services to the County’s Community Based Testing Center (CBTC) at Tamiami Youth Fair Grounds. CDR was able to acquire 5,000 tests kits to supply the CBTC, which is processing 250-300 patients per day. In addition, CDR is responsible for logistics management and database reporting into the state’s Department of Health system “Merlin.”
Upon issuance of the Notice to Proceed, CDR delivered 5,000 PCR test kits, FedEx clinical packs and priority-overnight labels within 48 hours. With lab processing taking on average 7-10 days, due to the backlog at existing labs, CDR contracted with its own private lab to ensure results within 72 hours. Lab results have been turned around on average between 48-72 hours after receipt.
In addition, CDR joined forces with the Florida International University Medical School who was responsible for operating the site. CDR coordinated with the Medical School and executed the appropriate contracts to allow FIU students to contact patients that tested COVID19 negative. This allowed the students to develop patient contact skills. CDR also provided customized reports to FIU to assist in patient outreach.
To-date, over 5,000 samples have been processed at the site and CDR Maguire is proud to have helped Miami-Dade County in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 21st, CDR was able to acquire an additional 2,500 kits so Miami-Dade County could continue its testing, as inventory is scarce and test kits are even harder to acquire.
In conjunction with Miami-Dade Department of Health, CDR also developed cold storage protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for logistics management at the site.