The COVID-19 regional testing site for Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore residents at the Alameda County Fairgrounds will now remain open for another week, until June 5, a Pleasanton city spokeswoman confirmed late Thursday.
The testing site had been scheduled to close after this Friday for undisclosed reasons.
But the decision was made to extend the operation for another five business days, through next Friday (June 5), according to Cindy Chin, Pleasanton's public information officer.
As a result, the site will conduct testing during its normal hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Monday through Friday of next week.
It is open to any resident of the three cities, 10 years old or older. The program is the result of a partnership among the city governments of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore with Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare and the fairgrounds.
Participants do not need a physician referral or an appointment. All medical insurance will be accepted and billed, but residents will not need to pay anything onsite, Stanford-ValleyCare officials said.
Those who are tested will need to provide a phone number or email to receive results and follow-up instructions. Test results may take up to 72 hours.
Testing occurs at Pleasanton fairgrounds, via the entrance at Gate 12 off Valley Avenue. If the testing site needs to close early due to the daily capacity running out, a sign will be posted at Gate 12 before 1 p.m., officials said.
As for after next week, "The organizations involved are working with Alameda County Public Health to identify ways to continue to operate the site at the fairgrounds," said Shari Jackman, public information officer for the city of Dublin.