Alameda County Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Testing Site in West Oakland

A hospital staff member holds a coronavirus testing swab during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 4, 2020.
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Alameda County officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new free COVID-19 coronavirus testing site opening in West Oakland this week.

The center will open at Wednesday and operate for four weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"By investing in this site, we are expanding access to testing in West Oakland and making progress toward reducing COVID-19 disparities," county Supervisor Keith Carson said in a news release.

The testing will be free and available to any members of the public with possible symptoms of COVID-19, as well as any health care or other essential worker with no symptoms. Symptoms of the virus can include cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.

The testing is by appointment only and appointments can be made at There are now 31 testing sites around Alameda County.

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