Dear Saklan Community,
We received a request from the Contra Costa Health Services to pass this letter along regarding testing. Apparently, testing in Contra Costa County is fairly quick and painless as I have heard from several families who have done it. Please see the message below.
We have made great progress slowing COVID-19 in our county this spring. Thank you for following the health orders. We know it hasn’t been easy, but you have helped save lives in our community.
One thing we can all do to help the county reopen faster – and keep our schools and families safe – is to get tested for COVID-19. When everyone gets tested, it helps to identify where in the community the virus is spreading and stop it. You can have COVID-19 and not know you have it. You might not even feel sick.
That is why Contra Costa Health Services is encouraging everyone to get tested (ideally once a month), even if they feel fine. You can get an easy, same-day COVID-19 test at no cost to you, 7 days a week. Call 1-844-421-0804 for an appointment. Get tested in a clinic or in your car. It takes about 10 minutes to make an appointment. Testing does not hurt. Most county sites (Antioch, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, San Pablo, San Ramon) now use a swab test that inserts just inside the nostril. The experts in Public Heath quickly contact anyone who tests positive to help them get the care they need and protect the people around them.
Thank you for helping Contra Costa County stay healthy.
Contra Costa County Health Services