City of Greenfield to Offer Free Antibody Screening to Its First Responders
Greenfield, CA: The City of Greenfield announced today that they will be launching a pilot program offering free COVID-19 antibody screening to the City’s first responders. Early last week the City was approached by Sachin Barot, CEO of CERESLabs, a new Greenfield cannabis analytical testing laboratory, with the idea to provide antibody testing for their front-line employees. Barot brought in their partner, ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay, to do the testing on-site in the Greenfield area.
On Wednesday, 4/29, volunteers from local cannabis businesses including Flora California Inc., Loudpack, Pacific Reserve, and Higher Level Dispensary, will gather to help out with the day-long event. “This is the kind of public/private partnerships we are looking for in our city,” stated Lance Walker, Greenfield’s Mayor. “It’s exactly the way it should happen, joining forces and moving forward for the common good.”
ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay will be administering the blood draw tests and having them analyzed by Diazyme Laboratories, Inc, (http://www.diazyme.com/), who are allowed to operate under the guidance of the FDA. According to Spenser Smith, founder of ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay, “We are excited to be able to extend access to this testing to our neighbors in Greenfield and honored to be working with first responders. I’d like to stress this access for first responders is among the first in the nation and participants will receive their results privately. However, the aggregated information that antibody testing can furnish to the city and other public health agencies can help guide decision making during this pandemic.”
The plan is upon completion of this pilot program, to roll it out to additional cities throughout southern Monterey County.
CERESLabs is the first and only analytical cannabis testing lab in Monterey County. Their mission is to ensure safe cannabis for all end users by providing clients with a Quality First lab experience, including experienced scientific staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and excellent customer service. Sachin Barot moved to California and founded the company after a 20-year career on Wall Street.
MEDIA CONTACT: Pam Keehn, (310) 733-3349
ABOUT ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay
Raised in Monterey, the Smith brothers, Spenser and Bryant, and their parents Belle and Randy, established ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay in 2018. Their lab is an independently owned franchise of ARCpoint Labs, a full-service third-party provider and administrator of accurate, reliable, and confidential diagnostic testing for individuals, companies, and legal and healthcare professionals.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marci Bracco Cain, (831) 747-7455