COVID testing continues, returns to Cupertino

After air-quality challenges last week, widespread COVID-19 testing continues this week. According to local health officials, there are more than 50 COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County.

Officials continue to focus on testing, despite recent changes from the CDC, which generated pushback last week.

“It seems entirely bizarre,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Officer said last Wednesday. “It undercuts the way we control an infectious disease.”

Testing is available both by appointment and at walk-up sites. All testing is free and does not require insurance, symptoms, or a doctor referral.

Pop-Up Sites

Pop-up sites do not require an appointment but instead give out wristbands for hour-long time slots later in the day. Supplies remain limited so organizers recommend showing up early to get a wristband slot. To see what the testing experience is like at a pop-up site, see the county video here.

  • San Jose – Overfelt High School Gym – 1835 Cunningham Ave, 95122
    • Tuesday 9/1 to Friday 9/4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Gilroy – South County Annex – 9300 Wren Ave., 95020
    • Tuesday 9/1 to Friday 9/4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By-Appointment Sites

Appointment-based sites open their calendars three days before the testing date. To schedule an appointment at a site below click here. The county hopes to have results within 3-7 days.

  • Mountain View, Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., 94041
    • Tuesday, 9/1, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cupertino, Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., 95014
    • Wednesday, 9/2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Campbell, Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., 95008
    • Thursday, 9/3, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Los Altos Hills, Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Rd., 94022
    • Friday, 9/4, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.