June 25, 2020
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COVID-19 TESTING COMING
SAN JOSE – Santa Clara
County Supervisor Joe Simitian today announced a new community-wide testing site
in Sunnyvale offered by Santa Clara County. The mobile testing van and/or
“pop-up” testing will be at Murphy Park from Tuesday June 30th
through Thursday July 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
For this County
operated testing venue, tests are free, no appointment is necessary, and tests
are provided regardless of where someone lives. These tests are intended for
members of the community who do not have symptoms.
“We’re finally getting some
traction on testing,” said Simitian. “It’s not yet as much as I’d like to see,
and it’s certainly not as fast as I’d like to see, but it’s progress.”
“We appreciate the continued
partnership between the Santa Clara County Health Department and Sunnyvale City
Staff to bring free COVID-19 testing to Sunnyvale and North County residents,”
said Sunnyvale Mayor Larry Klein. “Adequate testing and tracing are a
critical requirement as we move forward with opening up our cities and County.”
Earlier this week, Simitian
announced a permanent COVID-19 testing location in Mountain View through a
partnership between the County and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is now providing no-cost
testing at its drive-thru testing site Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Shoreline Athletic Fields parking lot located at 2450 Garcia Avenue.
Insurance is not required to be
tested at Planned Parenthood; however, community members with insurance should bring
their insurance information. The State of California has mandated that all
health insurance plans cover 100% of the COVID-19 test with no copays or
deductibles paid by the individual. For
more information, visit testmv.plan-your-care.org.
Testing is also now
available to those who work, live, or go to school in the El Camino Healthcare District at El Camino’s 2500 Grant Road
location in Mountain View. The District includes most of Mountain View, Los
Altos, Los Altos Hills, and a large portion of Sunnyvale.
required to get a test at El Camino. Tests may be scheduled by calling
650-940-7022, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information,
“Convenience is key,”
said Simitian. “If we want more people to be tested, making locally available
and convenient sites is essential.”