August 4, 2020
COUNTY TO PROVIDE RECURRING COVID-19 TESTING
SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian today
announced that beginning this week, the County will be providing
appointment-based COVID-19 testing on a consistently scheduled, rotating basis.
Test sites in District Five cities include Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos
Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.
is key,” said Simitian, who represents District Five and serves as the Chair of
County’s Health and Hospital Committee. “If we want more people to be tested,
providing locally available and convenient sites is essential,” he said.
Testing will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00
p.m. on the following dates at the following locations in August and September:
- Cupertino – Cupertino Senior
Center - 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (1st
and 3rd Wednesdays – August 5, August 19, September 2, and
Altos – Los Altos Youth Center - 1 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
(2nd Thursdays – August 13 and September 10);
Altos Hills – Los Altos Hills Town Hall - 26379 W. Fremont Blvd., Los
Altos Hills, CA 94022 (1st Fridays – August 7 and September 4);
View – Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 500 Castro Street,
Mountain View, CA 94041 (1st and 3rd Tuesdays –
August 4, August 18, September 1, and September 15);
Alto – Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium - 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
(2nd and 4th Fridays – August 14, August 28,
September 11, and September 25);
– Saratoga Friendship Hall - 19841 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 (4th
Thursdays – August 27 and September 29); and,
– Murphy Park - 260 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (2nd
and 4th Mondays – August 10, August 24, September 14, and
For these County operated testing venues, tests are
free, and no health
insurance or doctor’s note is required.
“Transitioning to a regular, rotating schedule is
helpful for those who’d like predictability in testing,” said Simitian.
“Residents will now be able to know when testing will be available in their
community, and can more easily plan in advance.”
Simitian added that, “Our city governments have been
terrific partners – helping with testing locations, logistics, and personnel.
We can do so much more when we work together this way.”
Appointments will be required to use this new
You can make an appointment from your phone or from
a computer using a web browser other than Internet Explorer. Appointments
will be open for scheduling three days before the testing date. Once all
appointments are filled, the location will no longer appear for scheduling on
the website. To schedule an appointment, visit:
“The County has moved to an appointment-based system
in order to ensure people can be tested promptly, without having to wait in
long lines, or even worse, discovering they would have to come back another
time,” said Simitian.