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San Mateo County offering no-cost COVID-19 tests for children

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San Mateo County will begin offering no-cost COVID-19 testing for children age 5 and older starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, to expand the county’s testing capacity.

All families that live in San Mateo County with children ages 5 and older can apply for drive-through testing at the San Mateo County Event Center weekdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, click here.

This testing for children is offered via a partnership with Curative Inc., a rapid diagnostics firm based in Southern California. The County describes the test as a “simple-to-use oral mouth swab test that is self-administered for children and families.”

“Curative has the capacity to test over 500 individuals each day at the Event Center with results available typically within 48 hours,” the County said.

Adults can meanwhile schedule a no-cost COVID test Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Event Center or at a rotating series of neighborhood locations through test provider Project Baseline. Visit here for additional information and testing options. Another local option is Stanford Health Care, which offers testing for both Stanford patients and the public. The state also offers a searchable map of testing sites.

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