The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will open a new stationary COVID-19 testing site at the University of Redlands University Hall beginning Monday, Nov. 30. The Department of Public Health is now taking appointments.
Free testing for the coronavirus will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the campus, 1200 E. Colton Ave. The site has capacity for up to 800 appointments a day.
The test is quick and painless, and results are available within three to five days.
The Department of Public Health and the city of Redlands will also provide free COVID-19 testing for two days, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Redlands Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St. A similar event on Nov. 20 and 21 saw 789 individuals tested.
No symptoms are necessary for testing. Appointments are encouraged at all sites.
Testing is important as public health professionals seek to identify asymptomatic carriers, meaning people who have the virus but are not showing any symptoms. This is especially important for reopening businesses and public facilities. The goal is to avoid large increases in new cases, which could threaten efforts to relax stay-at-home orders mandated by the state. That requires identifying those who are infectious but have not (and likely will never) develop symptoms.
- Where: University of Redlands University Hall, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
- When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Nov. 30.
- To make an appointment: Visit sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/ or call (909) 387-3911.