Need a COVID test on a weekend? Stanislaus County expands hours, will open more sites

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Stanislaus County public health expects to add two additional COVID-19 testing sites to handle unprecedented demand driven by the highly infectious omicron variant, a spokesman said Friday.

The county plans to partner with two testing services in providing more access to coronavirus testing for the public. The county should announce details of the new testing locations next week, county staff said.

There is no word on whether the state will send an additional supply of home testing kits for use by Stanislaus County residents.

The county Health Services Agency reported 3,545 new cases of COVID-19 infection on an online dashboard from Wednesday to Friday.

In response to the increased demand, the hours have expanded at the OptumServe test sites in Salida, Ceres and Turlock. Here are the changes:

Ceres Unified School District offices, 2491 Lawrence St.

Adding an additional lane and testing Saturdays. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.

Salida library parking lot, 4835 Sisk Road.

Adding testing on Saturdays. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Rube Boesch Center, 275 N. Orange St., Turlock.

Additional lane and staff to increase capacity. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

A testing site is also open at Stanislaus State University, 1 University Circle, Turlock, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Preregistration is required.

Additional information about COVID-19 testing is available at

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