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Recurring COVID-19 Testing to Continue in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

September 21, 2020

 

For More Information, Contact:

Charlsie Chang

(408) 299-5050 office

(626) 898-2395 cell

charlsie.chang@bos.sccgov.org

 

RECURRING COVID-19 TESTING TO CONTINUE IN OCTOBER

SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian today announced that the County will continue providing appointment-based COVID-19 testing on a consistently scheduled, rotating basis into October as well as expanded pop-up testing capacity available through El Camino Health.

Test sites in District Five cities include locations in Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.

“Convenience is key,” said Simitian, who represents District Five and serves as Chair of the County’s Health and Hospital Committee. “If we want more people to be tested, providing locally available and convenient sites is essential,” he said.

County Test Sites

Testing will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the following dates at the following locations in September and October:

  • Cupertino – Cupertino Senior Center - 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (October 7 and October 21);
  • Los Altos – Los Altos Youth Center - 1 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022 (October 15);
  • Los Altos Hills – Los Altos Hills Town Hall - 26379 W. Fremont Blvd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (October 2);
  • Mountain View – Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 (October 6 and October 20);
  • Palo Alto – Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium - 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (September 25, October 9, and October 23);
  • Saratoga – Saratoga Friendship Hall - 19841 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 (September 29 and October 29); and,
  • Sunnyvale – Murphy Park - 260 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (September 28, October 16, and October 26).

For these County operated testing venues, tests are free, and no health insurance or doctor’s note is required.

Appointments are required to use this service.

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 seven 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:

https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing

“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.

El Camino Health

Additional pop-up COVID-19 testing sites are located in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale for those who live, work or go to school within the El Camino Healthcare District which includes most of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto.

  • El Camino Health’s Mountain View Hospital
    Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040;
  • Downtown Sunnyvale
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. at Murphy Park, 260 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086;
  • Downtown Mountain View
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts' Rehearsal Studio, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041; and,
  • Downtown Los Altos
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. at the Assistance League of Los Altos, 169 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022.

​Tests are required to be scheduled in advance. Online appointment scheduling for the downtown Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Los Altos locations closes three days prior to the test date. You may schedule by phone up to one day prior to the test date. To make an appointment, please call 650-940-7022 or visit:

https://www.elcaminohealth.org/covid19testing

“As a community hospital, we’re making every effort to eliminate any barriers for our neighbors in getting a COVID-19 test,” said Dan Woods, chief executive officer of El Camino Health. “Funding from the El Camino Healthcare District has enabled us provide community-wide testing at our Mountain View hospital and partner with local organizations to bring testing sites closer to where people live and work. We continue to look for new opportunities to support the health of our community and the County’s efforts.”

“El Camino Health has certainly stepped up during this time and deserves kudos,” said Simitian. “Not only have they expanded their testing hours at El Camino Hospital, they’re now providing pop-up testing to members of the broader community, which benefits us all.”

 

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Last updated: 9/21/2020 3:45 PM