Sacramento County Public Health wants to remind the public that COVID-19 testing is free and more appointments are available at 11 locations in Sacramento County.
Starting Sept. 14, these locations are now open longer to schedule testing appointments for anyone (2 years old and older) in the County. The public is encouraged to get tested regularly, especially in the event that physical distancing measures could not be maintained.
“If you have spent time with people outside of your household and you weren’t able to physically distance, you should consider getting tested because you may have been exposed unknowingly to the COVID virus,” said, Sacramento County Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye. “It is also important to remember that if you test negative once, that does not mean you will not get sick with COVID-19. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time you were tested.”
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County is steadily reducing on the Dashboard. However, the public needs to continue to not gather, follow physical distancing measures, wear face coverings in public, wash our hands and get tested regularly in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The Sacramento County Department of Health Services has partnered with UC Davis Health, StemExpress and local community agencies to provide Community-Based Testing Sites for free COVID-19 testing by appointment for Sacramento County residents.
These testing sites are NOT for: travel clearance; surgery clearance (Contact your health care provider); people with severe fever, cough, or other symptoms. (Contact your health care provider); or, people that have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the testing date.
Testing appointments are available regardless of U.S. citizenship or legal residency status for anyone 2 years and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). For your scheduled appointment, bring any form of identification with your date of birth to check-in. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all testing sites, some masks will be available. Maintain physical distancing while in testing sites. Results will be available within three days of testing. You will receive notification of results from StemExpress via text or e-mail.