Thursday, October 21, 2021

Get COVID-19 Tested: Multiple Options Available

In East San José, Gilroy through County and Testing Partners

Other Opportunities in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Altos and Palo Alto
Santa Clara County, CA  Health officials would like to remind the community of the abundant COVID-19 testing opportunities available in East San José and Gilroy at County of Santa Clara sites as well as those run by our testing partners.

While testing rates are increasing overall in Santa Clara County and far exceed the state median, more testing is needed in the East San José and Gilroy areas where the positivity rate is much higher than the county average.

County efforts have zeroed in on the areas. East San José has a mass-testing facility at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds operating seven days a week with a capacity of 5,000 tests a day on the popular midweek days of Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is also a no-appointment drop-in site at Emmanuel Baptist Church on N. White Road and an additional testing opportunity on Friday at the Public Health Story Road Hub, in the shopping center at King and Story roads.

In Gilroy, there is an ongoing drop-in site at the South County Annex on Wren Avenue from Tuesday through Friday, and an additional opportunity on Tuesday at San Ysidro Park, also on a drop-in basis.

In addition to the sites run by Valley Medical Center, testing is available through partner organizations. Gardner Health Services offers drop-in testing at Mexican Heritage Plaza on Wednesdays, while appointment-based testing is available through Project Baseline, which operates at Mount Pleasant and Independence High Schools, all in East San José. OptumServe operates a site at James Lick High School in East San José and a site at the Gilroy Civic Center.