San Bernardino County residents are getting tested for COVID-19 in impressive numbers. Data shows during the month of December 2020, healthcare workers tested more than 465,000 residents.
The demand for testing continues to be strong as evidenced by the consistent booking of appointments, filling available test slots two to three days in advance. In response to current demand, many county testing facilities have expanded their hours and are now open until 8:00 p.m. The extended hours will remain in place through Jan. 8. Visit sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/ for a list of locations honoring the expanded hours.
“We’re proud of how county residents have responded to our requests to get testing,” said County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. He further noted how the county’s testing numbers have exceeded state requirements lately. “We are continuing to encourage everyone, including those without symptoms, to schedule an appointment to get tested.”
Hagman further explained, while many of the county’s testing locations continue to accept walk-ins, those without appointments are typically having to wait up to 90 minutes or longer to receive a test, stressing the value of making an appointment in advance.
“Getting tested is both painless and cost free,” said Hagman. “And for those with an appointment, it’s quick, easy and convenient. So, please schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.”