County COVID testing returns to Cupertino Wednesday

Santa Clara County-operated COVID-19 testing sites now can send results by text message and email. Both delivery methods provide results usually within 1-2 days after testing.

“Testing is our ticket to fewer restrictions,” said Dr. Jennifer Tong, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Associate Chief Medical Officer.

Testing at the County Fairgrounds site has also ramped up to 1,500 tests per day. According to local health officials, there are more than 50 COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Clara County.

“Fast test results improve the contact tracing work, which keeps our county as safe as possible from COVID-19,” Tong added.

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 9/15 to Friday 9/18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Gilroy – South County Annex – 9300 Wren Ave., 95020
    • Tuesday 9/15 to Friday 9/18, 11 a.m. to 5 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.

  • Cupertino – Senior Center – 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., 95014
    • Wednesday, 9/16, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • San Jose – County Fairgrounds Lot A – Drive Thru, Bike, Walk Up – 344 Tully Rd., 95111
    • Tuesday 9/15 to Friday 9/18, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday 9/19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunnyvale – Murphy Park – 260 N. Sunnyvale Ave, 94086
    • Monday 9/14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mountain View – Center for the Performing Arts – 500 Castro St., 94041
    • Tuesday 9/15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Campbell – Orchard City Banquet Hall – 1 W. Campbell Ave., 95008
    • Thursday 9/17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.