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1,700+ free COVID-19 tests have been done so far in San Luis Obispo Co.

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Posted at 12:59 PM, May 14, 2020

The County of San Luis Obispo is reminding residents that free COVID-19 testing is available to anyone in the county, even those who are not showing symptoms.

Since the two testing sites opened May 4 in Paso Robles and Grover Beach, health officials say 1,750 tests have been done.

To date, five tests have reportedly come back positive with some results still pending.

The testing is free. The County says insurance information will be taken from those with health insurance, but no co-pay is required. The state will pay for the tests of those who are uninsured.

"We've expanded our testing capacity and I encourage everyone who would like to be tested to take advantage of this opportunity, even if you do not have symptoms," said SLO County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein.

The sites are located at:

· Ramona Garden Community Center: 993 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach

· Paso Robles Veterans Hall: 240 Scott Street, Paso Robles

To schedule an appointment, click here.

About 130 people can be tested daily at each site.

Testing sites have also opened in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says nearly 2,500 tests have been conducted in total at the three testing sites in the county as of Wednesday.

Results for about 1,600 of those have come back with less than 1 percent being positive, health officials say.