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COVID-19 testing expands in SLO County

SLO County COVID-19 Testing Site

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - San Luis Obispo County announced on Friday that its COVID-19 testing capacity has increased. Residents are once again encouraged to get tested even if they are asymptomatic.

The county said anyone who may have been exposed to the virus or who exhibits coronavirus-related symptoms should visit one of the three community testing clinics.

The three clinics can be found at the following locations and are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only:

  • Pavilion on the Lake - 9315 Pismo Avenue in Atascadero
    Open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through August 20
  • Ramona Garden Park Center - 993 Ramona Avenue in Grover Beach
    Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • San Luis Obispo Vet’s Hall - 801Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo
    Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Testing is also available to high-risk individuals which includes everyone 65 years and older, anyone with a chronic health condition, essential workers and those who live or work in a congregate care setting.

“We have expanded our testing capacity and can once again test anyone who may have been exposed, even if you do not have symptoms,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “If you think you have been exposed, stay home and make an appointment online to get tested at least five days after exposure. Please also stay home until you receive your test results. We don’t want anyone unknowingly spreading COVID-19.”

The County said testing is at no cost to residents. For those with health insurance, information will be collected when registering for an appointment but no co-pay will be required.

You can register for a COVID-19 testing appointment online here.

For updates and a breakdown of COVID-19 in SLO County, click here.

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