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Pleasanton: Patient criteria change for COVID-19 regional testing site at fairgrounds

Original post made on Aug 3, 2020

The COVID-19 regional testing site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds will be introducing new criteria to determine residents eligible to receive the assessment, effective Monday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 2, 2020, 9:01 PM

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Posted by Bob Foster
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:54 am

It appears you can get a test if you care for an elderly person but not if you are an elderly person.

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Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
a resident of another community
on Aug 4, 2020 at 3:29 pm

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Thank you for your question. Please note this story has been updated to call out that point: City official confirms criteria changes for COVID-19 testing at fairgrounds include now excluding asymptomatic people with pre-existing health conditions or older age, to align with state guidelines. Those people had been on eligible list before.

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Posted by Ndna Jnz
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm

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Have we now hit the shortage of testing kits? Odd that the article doesn't mention the reason for the changes. And, Jeremy, your reply seems to imply that the rules are changing again on Monday (8/10.) Is that still accurate?

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Posted by net
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm

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I am just wondering typically how many days does it take for the results?

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Posted by Testing??
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm

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From what I know of the "testing" at the Fairgrounds is this: Though it says it starts at 9:00 am you have to be in line around 5:00 AM if you want any chance of getting "tested" that day. They seem to have about 200 daily tests with 2,000 cars in line - it is so misleading to say that "anyone can get tested"... not true, anyone can "try" to get tested, but who can dedicated 6 hours waiting in the car.

Just sounds good in the media to say "open testing" at Alameda Fairgrounds.

The results take about 3 days.

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