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County of Santa Clara Launches Two New Pop-Up Locations for Free, Easy COVID-19 Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 8, 2020

Two New Testing Sites in Gilroy and San José to Provide up to 1,000 Additional Tests Per Day ​

Santa Clara County, CA – The County of Santa Clara is expanding access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing by launching two new pop-up test locations in Gilroy and San José from June 9-12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The locations were chosen based on the County’s assessment of testing needs.
 
This is walk-up testing and is available free of charge without an appointment, insurance or a doctor’s note, and regardless of immigration status. With the ability to test up to 1,000 individuals per day, 500 at each location, the addition of these sites promotes the County’s objective of increasing the overall number of tests, especially in communities that have been hit-hard by COVID-19. 

TEMPORARY TESTING SITES IN GILROY AND SAN JOSÉ 
Tuesday, June 9 - Friday, June 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
*Due to expected hot weather this week, water will be available at both sites.
1) Valley Health Center, 7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020 
2) County of Santa Clara Service Center, Auditorium, 1555 Berger Dr., San José, CA 95112 
 
“The County is strategically positioning our pop-up test centers where they are most essential,” said Mike Wasserman, Vice President of the Board of Supervisors. “There are now at least 46 locations countywide offering COVID-19 diagnostic testing.  We encourage everyone to get tested; there is no cost and the tests are much less intrusive now.”
 
All frontline workers with regular interaction with the public should get tested now and once every month going forward. This includes grocery store clerks, food delivery workers, retail associates, first responders, and many other types of workers. The County recommends that these employees get tested even if they have no symptoms at all. Testing can identify the infection before a person feels unwell or before they spread it to another person with potentially deadly consequences. People can get a test through their regular doctor, or from one of these new or expanded sites around the county.
 
"We ask everyone to protect themselves and their community by getting tested," said County Supervisor Dave Cortese. “Increased testing will help us battle COVID-19 and allow us to enter the next stage of recovery as soon as possible.” 
 
All new and expanded test sites and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at sccfreetest.org​. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.



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Last updated: 6/24/2020 6:30 PM