But what if one doesn't have a vehicle?
Advocates say it's not as easy.
"The irony is that those people who don't have cars have a higher risk of exposure and now have the least access to testing," said
Chougle, who doesn't have a car himself, advocates for those who get around by foot, bike and public transportation in
He said many people at risk are those who ride public transit, like undocumented people without driver's licenses or uninsured people.
While the city of
One scenario, Chougle said, would be mobile test sites in neighborhoods. That way, people could walk or bike to the stations. He suggested using city buses to bring testing supplies to where people live.
Stations need to be in residential areas, especially because scooter rentals and bike-sharing programs have been temporarily suspended, he added.
The best option would be mass at-home coronavirus tests that are being made available in countries like
"If we want to take this seriously we need to think about how to bring testing closer," he said. "I don't know if the states or local governments are thinking or planning for this ... there are implications to having car-only situations."
High anxiety about access
Both are immunocompromised, and they have a young child. Neither has health insurance.
Rivera, 36, uses a wheelchair and fears what her options are if she were to get sick. She tweeted about the matter, to which
"There just doesn't seem to be any programs for people who have risk factors under 65," Rivera said. "Or you can pull up and get a test from the car."
She said in order to be tested, she was told she would have to make an appointment at the
As a blind person, he can't tell when he's six feet from someone as per recommended
And, of course, there isn't a way for him to go to a drive-thru testing site without a car.
"A lot of people in
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