Pop Up COVID-19 Testing in Sonoma County


Toni Arzaga , Feature Editor

December was the worst month of the -19 pandemic for California. With hospitals overpacked, January is not expected to be any better. Hospitals are preparing for more COVID-19 cases from people who participated in large holiday gatherings as well as travel. 

Sonoma County remains in the purple tier stay at home order, as is most of the state. Keeping in mind  the dozens of vaccines already given to health workers in California, the CDC recommends being tested if showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Continuing the recently announced free COVID-19 testing, new local locations have been added. No additional requirements such as driver’s license, Social Security Number, or medical insurance is needed. This free testing is confidential and takes  less than 15 minutes.

With locations in Rincon Valley, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, there are additional sites in Sonoma at St. Leo’s Catholic Church as well as Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall. Occurring two to three times a week, the pop up testing sites have their schedule listed for the month and months to come on the Sonoma County website listed below. To schedule an appointment you can call, or make an appointment online, or simply show up!