Pop-up Testing Site Announced for Tues., Aug. 4, starting at 8 a.m.
The CA National Guard will operate a community-based pop-up COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:00 am at Elk Grove at Valley-Hi Library (7400 Imagination Pkwy, Elk Grove, CA 95758). 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.
Sacramento County’s Utilization of the CARES Act Funding
The U.S. Treasury CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund provides funding assistance to State, Local, and Tribal governments 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.
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.
Workplace Guidance for Businesses
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).
Sac County Public Health Order Amended July 14
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on July 13 that all counties on the State’s County Monitoring List for three consecutive days are required to shut down certain industries and activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Sacramento County is on the Monitoring List, and the following industries/activities are to shut down unless they can operate outside/via pick-up:
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Indoor Malls
This is in addition to the
sectors that previously shut down indoor operations on July 2:
Bars/Brew Pubs (only in conjunction with sit-down, outdoor meals)
- Movie Theaters
- Family Entertainment Centers
The amended Public Health Order goes into effect at 3 p.m., July 14. For questions about the Public Health Order, call the Public Health hotline at (916) 875-2400. For complaints about unsafe practices at businesses (e.g. face coverings, social distancing), or violations of the Health Order, dial 3-1-1 or go to the Sacramento County 311 Connect website: https://311.saccounty.net/, or email, SacCo311@custhelp.com.
Sacramento County COVID-19 Testing Sites
Current locations for free COVID-19 testing:
- Drive-Through at Cal Expo – available only by appointment
- Community Location - St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
For testing site details and changes due to supply shortages, go to the
COVID-19 Testing Sites webpage.