Verily continues offering free COVID-19 tests at San Mateo Event Center

San Mateo County expands number of COVID-19 testing sites

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COVID-19 testing sites operated by Verily have been added to East Palo Alto and Daly City on a rotating schedule. Meanwhile, Verily will continue to operate the testing site at the San Mateo County Event Center, according to the county.

The expansion of sites provides better access to testing to northern and southern parts of the county and will help San Mateo County meet state guidelines on testing for the virus. A coastside testing site is being planned, officials said.

The county needs to administer about 1,200 tests per day, through hospitals, private testing companies, and the free program available through Verily, county officials said.

“Testing is key to understanding the spread of the disease and to further opening our economy,” County Manager Mike Callagy said in a statement. “We want to make sure that there are no barriers, including geography, that might prevent someone from seeking a test.”

Starting Monday, May 18, testing will be done at the old Serramonte High School campus in Daly City on Wednesdays and Thursdays and the YMCA in East Palo Alto on Fridays and Saturdays, the county said. The tests are free and available without restriction to anyone who makes an appointment in advance. To make an appointment, residents can visit Project Baseline’s website here. Following the test, residents will receive results and other information by email. San Mateo County Health will reach out to residents who test positive.

The expansion of sites provides better access to testing to northern and southern parts of the county. A coastside testing site is being planned, officials said.

Can’t make it to the testing sites? The county can help. Individuals who go through the screening process at the Project Baseline website and receive an appointment time can call (650) 779-9375 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM to arrange free transportation.

TESTING LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE

Mondays & Tuesdays – San Mateo
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays & Thursdays – Daly City
Serramonte High School
699 Serramonte Boulevard, Daly City
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays and Saturdays – East Palo Alto
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays
Testing locations closed

Photo: Verily offering drive-through testing at the San Mateo County Event Center. Credit: San Mateo County

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