If you don’t have COVID Test results with you while travelling via John Wayne Airport, you don’t have worry a little. The airport administration came up with a quick Rapid COVID test policy to be taken for passengers with no tests and clear their travel ticket. This Rapid testing clinic is to be operated by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and will be operated from the coming Monday.
The test clinic is located in Terminal B on the departure level just before the TSA checkpoint. You can just walk up to the clinic or the airport security will guide you to take the test without an appointment.
Rapid Tests for a single passenger will cost $139 in this clinic and you can also make sure of insurance. Once paid for, trained clinicians will administer the nasal swab and take it back to an on-site lab to produce results in 15 to 30 minutes. Provided is an antigen test, which detects certain proteins within the virus. This differs from PCR tests, which detect the genetic material of the virus and can take about a week for results.
“As cases continue to rise here in Orange County and across the nation, it’s important that our community has access to COVID-19 testing,” Robert Braithwaite, president, and chief executive officer for Hoag, said in a statement. “We are proud to partner with John Wayne Airport to offer this convenient and accessible rapid testing option in the heart of Orange County.”
Will John Wayne Airport Get a New Name?
The recent buzz is that his past controversial statement in 1971 has popped up again which has gone viral.
Local Democrats recently initiated their lobbying of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to rename John Wayne Airport, the suggestion looks unlikely for now to make it onto the board’s agenda.
John Wayne was a celebrated actor amidst fans in the ’70s. He is well remembered for his cowboy hats, Marlboro Reds, and so on. But the recent buzz is that his past controversial statement in 1971 has popped up again which has gone viral.
In his statement, he has used chauvinistic and homophobic words which have now made the John Wayne airport officials change the name as it has sent shockwaves around the country. The airport is situated in Orange County.
Commenting on this David Whiting the Orange County Register said that: “What was OK in 1978 when supervisors named JWA [John Wayne airport] is not necessarily OK in today’s world – and perhaps it never should have been acceptable.” “When I drive by or fly out of John Wayne airport, a place most of us simply refer to as ‘John Wayne’, I don’t always think about the actor and his dark statements. But when I do, I am troubled.”
He went on to add that: “The idea of renaming an airport because of a namesake’s controversial political views might have seemed far-fetched a decade ago, but not anymore.”
Till today John Wayne’s greatness has etched a good name in American history. John has starred over 70 movies and has been a recipient of “Congressional Gold Medal and a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.”
Further, several places have been named after John such as an “elementary school in Brooklyn, a Marina in Washington, a highway in central Arizona, and a park in Newport Beach.”
Wayne had stated in a popular magazine that: “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility,” and “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”
David also stated that: “For many years, I have been troubled with the decision to name an airport after John Wayne because of his bigoted views on African Americans, the LGBT+ community and Native Americans.”