New Coronavirus Testing Sites For First Responders Open In SF & Oakland


There are two new testing sites for first responders ONLY in San Francisco and in Oakland. First responders can get tested for coronavirus at a drive thru facility at Pier 30 & Pier 32 in San Francisco and at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland.

Mayor London Breed announced that the drive thru testing will first concentrate on fire, police, paramedics, and health care workers but will soon expand to those other essential city workers, such as Muni drivers. Those who qualify will receive an email.

In Oakland, the testing center at the old Kaiser Convention Center (10th St) is open for those who are at high risk of contracting the virus, which includes healthcare providers, grocery/food bank/restaurant employees, homeless service workers, funeral home employees, childcare workers and caregivers. The drive-thru testing center is by appointment only and people will need to have a "prior arrangement through certain organizations and businesses."

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