San Mateo County Expands COVID-19 Testing To East Palo Alto, Daly City Sites

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 16: A medical worker runs across the parking lot during a coronavirus drive-thru test clinic at the San Mateo County Event Center on March 16, 2020 in San Mateo, California.
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COVID-19 testing is expanding in San Mateo County.

The expansion of the free Project Baseline testing in Daly City and East Palo Alto will help San Mateo County meet the state’s guidelines for testing, which requires at least 1,200 COVID-19 tests performed per day.

"The zip codes that are in Daly City and the surrounding areas (in) north San Mateo County, 94014 and 94015, those areas have the highest COVID-19 (rate in the county)," San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa said.

NEWS: More #COVID19 testing sites to open in #SanMateoCounty — Daly City & East Palo Alto starting May 18. Testing is free and available without restriction to anyone, though an appointment is required in advance. More here: @SMCHealth @verilylifesci

— County of San Mateo (@sanmateoco) May 14, 2020

Beginning this week and for the weeks to come, free testing will be done at the old Serramonte High School campus in Daly City on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at the YCMA at 550 Bell St. in East Palo Alto on Fridays and Saturdays. This is in addition to testing already underway at the San Mateo County Events Center at 1346 Saratoga Dr.

Appointments must be made online through Project Baseline.

"We can’t rest until we test," Canepa told KCBS Radio.

Project Baseline was founded by Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet.

As of Saturday, San Mateo County has had 1,602 total coronavirus cases and 66 deaths from complications related to COVID-19.