Archived COVID-19 Updates
08/10/20 - Pop-up Testing Site Announced for Wed., Aug. 12, starting at 8 a.m.
The CA National Guard will operate a community-based pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 a.m. in Elk Grove, at Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624). Testing is first come, first served and testing capacity is limited. Testing will be drive-thru only. There are no appointments needed, but testing will be on a first-come-first-served basis until daily capacity (100 tests per day) is reached. There are no prerequisites, such as having symptoms, for testing, but residents must be 18 or over and have a valid ID and contact information for test results. Results will be provided to residents within 5 – 7 business days after testing. View the full schedule of all Community-Based Testing Site locations.
08/05/2020 - Latest Appointment Information on SacCounty Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
The newest Community-Based Testing Site in Rancho Cordova is now scheduling free COVID-19 testing appointments for Tuesdays. Additionally, St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church Community Testing Site is ramping up to be on the same appointment system, supply chain, and test processing/results through StemExpress as our other Community-Based Testing Sites – expect St. Paul’s scheduling information coming soon for appointments every Friday starting Aug. 14! The Sacramento County Department of Health Services has partnered with UC Davis Health, StemExpress and local community agencies to provide these locations for free COVID-19 testing within Sacramento County communities. View the full schedule of all Community-Based Testing Site locations.
07/31/2020 - Sacramento County’s Utilization of the CARES Act Funding
The U.S. Treasury CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund was created to stabilize State, Local, and Tribal budgets to manage the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Sacramento County established a Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Committee to review and recommend funding that meet specific requirements. View the CARES Act Funding & CRF webpage that provides a summary of the spending categories and CARES Act FAQs.
07/31/2020 - Workplace Guidance for Businesses
07/28/2020 - New SacCounty Community COVID-19 Testing Sites
To provide additional locations for free COVID-19 testing in Sacramento County communities, the Sacramento County Department of Health Services has partnered with UC Davis Health, StemExpress and local community agencies at four new sites. Beginning the week of August 3, three new Community-Based Testing Sites will provide COVID-19 testing by appointment in North Highlands, Folsom and Galt. As the fourth new Community-Based Testing Site by appointment, testing will begin on August 11 in Rancho Cordova. View the full schedule of all Community-Based Testing Site locations.
07/14/20 - Community Sites Partner with New Testing Supplier Starting July 20 - COVID-19 Testing Returning to Sacramento Neighborhoods
Sacramento County and UC Davis Health worked to secure needed testing supplies and lab services from StemExpress that will start the week of July 20 at the Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Sites. The re-launch of the partnership provides much-needed service to expand testing that is critical to offer accessible testing led by and within the diverse neighborhoods of Sacramento County.
Each of the five Community-Based Testing sites to launch next week will have 100 tests per day for this first week starting July 20 to transition to the new system, which is expected to scale up the testing capacity to 1,500. UC Davis Health will continue collecting the specimens at each test site and StemExpress will host a new registration system for all Community-Based sites that will provide test results. StemExpress is expected to be able to turnaround testing results within 72 hours – providing critical information to patients that may be COVID-19 positive.
Testing at all Community-Based sites will be by appointment only, and priority will be given to those on waitlists and/or had cancellations. For testing locations and appointment details visit our COVID-19 Testing webpage (appointment scheduling details and link will be updated on 7/16).