Latest COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County
Mandatory Directive on Holiday Travel: The new Travel Directive by the Santa Clara County Department of Health contains information about how to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Directive on Travel will require people to quarantine for 14 days upon return to the County from travel of more than 150 miles. CLICK HERE for more information.
Free COVID-19 Testing Sites
Santa Clara County Announces Expanded Testing Options and Self-Administered Testing
Santa Clara County Public Health Officials are reporting double the rate of positive COVID-19 test results –from 2 percent to 4 percent– over the past month and have announced expanded availability and options at testing sites throughout the County. The drop-in testing site at Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Jose will offer an observed self-administered nasal swab, a testing method that has the potential to increase the number of people getting tested. Testing hours are also expanding at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds mass-testing facility, which will begin operating seven days a week with extra hours from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the peak mid-week period. This will increase testing capacity to 5,000 per day on those days.
Go here to find free testing options throughout the County. By-appointment testing will be available at the Palo Alto Art Center on Friday, December 18. Go here for more information and to sign up for an appointment starting 7 days in advance of the testing date.