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County of Santa Clara Further Expands Free COVID-19 Testing: More Sites Available Week of June 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2020

 

Pop-up Sites in San José and Santa Clara Provided by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Santa Clara County, CA – From June 22 to 26, the County of Santa Clara will be offering new COVID-19 pop-up testing sites in San José and the City of Santa Clara.

Since late May, to increase access to testing, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been offering diagnostic COVID-19 testing through pop-up locations around the community. This week the number of sites is expanding with two additional locations. Testing at all of these sites is available free of charge without an appointment, insurance, or a doctor’s note, and offered regardless of immigration status. Testing can identify COVID-19 before a person feels unwell or before they spread it to another individual with potentially deadly consequences. There are now at least 57 locations to be tested for COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

“Our strategy is to bring testing to our residents in Santa Clara County and make it as easy as possible,” said Cindy Chavez, President of the Board of Supervisors in the County of Santa Clara.  “Please take advantage of this opportunity to get tested in your neighborhood; it’s fast and safe and you don’t need insurance.”

“We want to ensure that as we reopen, we do so with the support systems in place that will keep our residents and businesses safe,” said Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. “With the addition of pop-up sites like this new set announced today, we can better offer these free COVID-19 tests right where our residents and frontline workers are.”

Take a video tour of a pop-up testing site to know what to expect: youtube.com/watch?v=zjLBKyVha5M.

From June 16-18, the County tested 6,391 people through pop-up sites.

Although every Santa Clara County resident can now get a free nasal swab test, these pop-up locations are most appropriate for individuals who do not have any symptoms but who are at higher risk because they work in frontline settings or because they’ve had significant interaction with members of the public. This includes grocery store clerks, construction workers, retail associates, first responders, and other workers, as well as individuals who regularly ride public transit or have recently attended a mass gathering.

For individuals experiencing symptoms or who have come into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, the Public Health Department strongly recommends getting tested by calling a doctor or scheduling an appointment through one of the community-based, drive-through sites. Residents can find a testing location near them at sccfreetest.org or by calling 2-1-1.

 

POP-UP TESTING SITES BY CITY – WEEK OF JUNE 22ND

No appointments are needed for a free nasal swab test at any of these pop-up locations.

San José

Andrew Hill High School - Cafeteria
3200 Senter Rd, San José, CA 95111
Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Santa Clara

Santa Clara Northside Branch Library
695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Visit sccfreetest.org for more information or to use an interactive map of the community, pop-up, hospital, and clinic testing sites. Information is also available in SpanishVietnameseChinese, and Tagalog.

B-roll of a pop-up testing site is available for use by news media:

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Last updated: 6/19/2020 1:29 PM