COVID-19 testing set for Woodland, West Sacramento

Post Date:05/02/2020 9:37 AM

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Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is slated to begin May 5 in Yolo County.

Testing will be available Tuesdays – Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Woodland: May 5 – May 30- Yolo County Fairgrounds
  • West Sacramento: June 2 – June 20- Community Center

Testing is by appointment only and can be made by calling (888) 634-1123 or completing an online application at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting. The address of the testing site will be provided upon completion of the application. Testing is open to anyone in the community, including agricultural workers, the homeless, undocumented employees, and residents. OptumServe will be able to test up to 135 people a day with test results available within 48 to 72 hours. Please note this is not antibody testing; this is to test if individuals have COVID-19.

Yolo County is one of 80 testing sites, provided by the State of California Testing Task Force in conjunction with OptumServe. To determine where these new testing sites were located, the state looked at both rural and urban areas where Californians would have to travel between 30 and 60 minutes to reach an existing testing site or hospital. That information was then evaluated based on underserved populations, to address known disparities, and median income, so residents have access to testing regardless of socioeconomic status.

Click on Governor Newsom’s announcement for community testing in underserved areas. To learn more about OptumServe, visit: www.optumserve.com. For information about the testing site in Yolo County, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-roadmap. Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information.

 

 

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