COVID Testing Website Opening At Sacramento Worldwide Airport – Good Day Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A free COVID-19 test site is opening at Sacramento International Airport.
The location is in the old taxi parking lot, which is near the AM / PM gas station.
The tests will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will be available to the public, not just travelers and airport workers, the city said. The tests are free unless you are flying to Hawaii. There is a $ 20 fee for the pre-travel testing program.
Testing is only possible by appointment. Those who wish to be tested can register at https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/AWNRJ0.
Donna Chang flies back to Hawaii to visit her sick father. She was one of the dozen who lined up outside the airport on Wednesday morning to be tested for COVID-19.
“In Sac there is no test site that guarantees test results in 72 hours. So we’re really glad this is here, ”said Chang.
City Health Urgent Care operates the website.
“This test site offers the molecular PCR tests and the results will be available in 48 hours. 24-48 hours, ”said Sofya Yaroshevskaya, General Manager at City Health Urgent Care.
They are a trusted partner of the state of Hawaii and will provide the documentation required for the trip.
“With the Hawaii State Seal of Approval, you can travel this way. If you go to an untrustworthy partner and go to Hawaii, even if you get a negative test result, they won’t let you in. They’ll send you right back on a flight, ”said Yaroshevskaya.
To be tested, you will need to bring government-issued ID and insurance card and make an appointment. Not everyone in line left town.
Barbara Martin said, “It was actually convenient for me. I don’t live, but 10 minutes away from here. “
“I’ve never had a COVID test. It’s very exciting, ”said Elliot Reiner.
At 63, Reiner thought it was right to get tested.
“Just to be sure, just to be able to say right now that everything is fine,” he said.
However, when you are traveling, you need to take the time to test and plan ahead. Chang said she will fly as soon as she receives her results on Friday or Saturday.
The company operates other test sites in the East Bay and previously offered saliva tests that gave on-site results that people had to pay for, but it was expensive and supply couldn’t keep up with demand.
AAA predicts a decrease in vacation travel of almost 30% in 2020. 34 million US residents will travel fewer between December 23 and January 3 than in 2019.
Millions could listen to CDC warnings not to fly as 3 million will fly over the holidays, a decrease of over 60% from 2019.
Around 81 million will arrive by car, 25% less than last year.
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