SAN DIEGO — Given that people without symptoms can transmit the novel coronavirus, San Diegans should get tested for COVID-19, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.
“Since we can’t be sure who is contagious, people should get tested even if they’re asymptomatic to make sure they’re not positive and infecting others,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.
People showing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider and arrange for testing. If you don’t have a health care provider, call 2-1-1 and ask for a public health nurse who will give you a referral.
Everyone who wants to get tested needs an appointment
CAL FIRE and the San Diego County Fire Authority continue to schedule free testing in rural communities through 2-1-1.
Drive-up testing sites will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in five communities. An appointment is necessary, and you can make one by calling 2-1-1.
Drive-up testing sites will be on:
- June 5: San Diego County Library, 3407 Hwy 78, Julian, CA 92036
- June 6: CAL FIRE Monte Vista HQ, 2249 Jamacha Rd., El Cajon, CA 92019
All are diagnostic tests, which take about 5-10 minutes. Results generally come back in 3-5 days.
If you make an appointment for a COVID-19 test in any location, it’s important that you keep it so that the spot does not go unused.