Hayward Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

By on March 23, 2020
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STAMFORD, CT – MARCH 23: A nurse dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) prepares to give a coronavirus swab test at a drive-thru testing station at Cummings Park on March 23, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. Availability of protective clothing for medical workers has become a major issue as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the United States. The Stamford site is run by Murphy Medical Associates. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

On Monday, March 23rd, the city of Hayward opened a free testing facility for COVID-19. 

The test is completely free and is offered to everyone no matter where they live.

Prior to being tested, you must undergo a screening which includes the swabbing of nasal cavities and throat, as well as be evaluated for a fever, cough, or respiratory problems.

The center is hoping to have at least 350 kits daily and remain open for at least three weeks.

You may find the facility on Huntwood Avenue in front of Fire Station number 7.

For more information, please contact the Hayward COVID-19 hotline at 510-583-4949 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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