The SLO County COVID-19 Test Criteria is turned Off, as a Result of the Increase in the Capacity of • Atascadero News

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As a result of the increase in test capacity, of the County of San Luis Obispo Department of public Health is once again urging everyone with a feline corona virus Disease in 2019 (COVID-19) with symptoms or who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 is to be tested by one of the County’s three community testing clinics.

“We have expanded our test capability and to re-test anyone who may have been exposed to, even if you don’t have symptoms,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “If you think you have been exposed, to stay at home, you can make an appointment online and get tested at least for five days, after exposure. If you are staying at home until you get your test results. We don’t want someone to unknowingly spread COVID-19.”

Testing is also available for those of you who are at a higher risk (over the age of 65 OR older with chronic medical conditions are at an increased risk of serious COVID-19 illness, etc.), employment in key occupations and live or work in a congregate care setting. The test is available free of charge to the people. For those of you who have health insurance, this information will be collected from you when you register for an event, and no co-pay is required.

The County’s three community testing clinic locations at this time include:

  • The pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero (by appointment only, Monday through Thursday, and from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm to August 20)
  • Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Avenue in Grover Beach (by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm)
  • The San Luis Obispo Vet’s Hall, 801Grand Avesnue in San Luis Obispo (by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm)

To make an appointment, please visit EmergencySLO.org/testing. This product is only available through a partnership with the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, as well as the Cities of Atascadero, Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.

For updates on the COVID-19 in the County of SLOvisit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Information on the public Health Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center (805) 543-2444 is available from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help with the COVID-19.

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