Antibody treatments can help fight COVID-19

As the winter surge in cases continues, COVID-19 testing along with monoclonal antibody treatments have become harder to come by. Locally, COVID-19 testing lines could be seen wrapping through and

State releases Valencia lab report

The California Department of Public Health closed the investigation for complaints filed against the PerkinElmer COVID-19 laboratory this month without imposing sanctions, following the release of the long-awaited investigative report

State auto-renews Valencia lab contract

The PerkinElmer COVID-19 laboratory’s $1.7 billion contract was quietly auto-renewed Sunday amid allegations of poor management and ongoing state investigations of the Valencia lab.  PerkinElmer, a Massachusetts-based diagnostics company, was

L.A. County to offer at-home COVID-19 test kits

As the surge in COVID-19 cases continues, L.A. County officials announced Wednesday the county will be implementing a new at-home COVID-19 testing program, aimed at allowing those with mobility issues

COVID-19 testing facility coming to SCV

PerkinElmer, the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company that partnered with California to improve COVID-19 testing efficiency and capacity, has signed a lease in Valencia and could open in early November, officials confirmed

SIGNAL FILE PHOTO: Lynn Evans of Canyon Country raises her arm as she finishes donating blood during the Red Cross Blood Drive held the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal

Red Cross testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies

The American Red Cross announced Monday it would be testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time, allowing donors insight into whether they have

COC COVID-19 testing closed today

As rumored protests are planned for the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 testing site at College of the Canyons has been closed for the day. The COC

Contact tracing slows COVID-19 spread

When it comes to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, public health experts agree that being able to figure out who might have contracted the virus plays a vital role. 

L.A. County clarifies COVID-19 testing guidelines

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services officials clarified that only county residents with symptoms can receive coronavirus testing at county-operated test sites.  While numerous media outlets had reported previously