TEST FOR COVID-19
National US directory for COVID-19 Testing Sites
- East Bay - Lifelong will be providing no charge COVID-19 testing, but you must have symptoms and must call 510-981-4100 first to see if you're eligible for testing.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California drive-through testing
1. Meet CDC criteria for testing
2. Contact Primary Care Provider (phone or kp.org) to be screened.
3. If eligible: Set up an appointment for COVID 19 Drive Through screening (swabs and respiratory virus screening).
4. Self quarantine (3-7 days, subject to change) to await test results.
Hayward County Testing
The City of Hayward is now offering COVID-19 testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms or known risk factors, and for first-responders and health-care workers with suspected recent exposure to the coronavirus.
The testing center is located at Hayward Fire Station #7, 28270 Huntwood Avenue, and is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center can test up to 370 people a day with results to be available in as little as six hours or by the next day in most cases.
The testing is free, and available to anyone who meets test criteria—regardless of where they live or immigration status. Symptoms or conditions qualifying a member of the general public for testing are a fever above 100 degrees, or any of the following:
- Shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms;
- Recent travel to Europe or Asia;
- Recent exposure to confirmed or suspected coronavirus;
- Other chronic diseases or conditions, such as blood disorders, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, heart, lung or neurological disease, and compromised immune system;
- Over the age of 65;
- Currently or recently pregnant; or
No referral from a physician is required. To access the testing center, members of the general public should enter Huntwood Avenue at Industrial Boulevard—and then proceed north to a curbside screening location or the back of the line leading to it.
People determined to qualify for testing will be asked to proceed to a verification site prior to testing. People not qualifying for testing will be asked to depart the area via Lustig Court.
First responders and health-care workers with recent suspected exposures to coronavirus are invited to call the City’s COVID-19 hotline (510) 583-4949 to make an appointment for testing.
Santa Clara County or San Mateo County
Stay at home
- If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or not sick and/or are mildly ill and can manage with Tylenol/Motrin/Gatorade, please stay home and take care of yourself. Your risk will only increase being exposed in the hospital and the Bay Area hospitals are not offering testing to you at this time.
- Fever (88%) and dry cough (68%) are two of the most common symptoms, followed by fatigue, thick mucus coughed from lungs, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headache and chills.
Q: If I have those symptoms, should I go to my doctor or the hospital?
- Right now, the CDC recommends you distance yourselves from others, including your family and your pets. If you can, designate a separate bedroom and bathroom for yourself.
- Call your provider and tell them you suspect COVID-19. Remind them of any travel and if you are over 60 or have underlying conditions like diabetes or a heart condition.
- Don't share dishes/glasses with anyone; wash hands often; clean surfaces frequently. Stay hydrated.
- The CDC does not recommend you go to the hospital unless you have shortness of breath, persistent chest pain, new confusion or strong lethargy, or a bluish tint to lips or face.
- CDC's hotline number for questions: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
- @infobeautiful, @holisticallygrace, @covid19mutualaid, @riverroseremembrance, @pointofprideorg - COVID19 and Chest Binding
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Apps to download
- Liberate Meditation (Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks for BIPOC)
- Headspace (Free meditation)
Report incidents (no cops)
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)
FOR TEACHERS/ SCHOOL
FOR INCARCERATED FOLKS
- Call your Verizon, Comcast, PG&E, AT&T, T-mobile for any financial hardships you are facing at this time. Many companies are waiving late fees and increasing services.
- Comcast: new Internet Essentials members receive 2 months free access, which is typically $9.95/month+tax for low income households.
- Xfinity wifi can also temporarily be accessed for free even by non-Comcast/Xfinity customers.
FOOD (for more details about your local resources, click here)
Santa Clara County
BUILDING RESILIENCE AND MUTUAL AID
Do (with friends/ community)
ADVOCACY/ LEGAL AID
Petitions you can sign
EMPLOYMENT - (for more details about local resources, click here)
- Disability Insurance (DI Claim): For those unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19. You can collect the first week that you are out of work.
- Paid Family Leave Claim: If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19. Benefit amounts are approximately 60=70% of wages
- Unemployment Insurance Claim: For those whose employer has reduced hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19. Provides partial wage replacement. Parents taking care of kids whose schools have closed may be eligible for benefits.
- [Santa Clara] Advice line in Santa Clara County for workers to check for eligibility and receive help to apply; and also for businesses that want see how they can make sure their workers are taken care of 1-866-870-7725
- Co-quarantined with an abuser? Worried about having to self-isolate from #Coronavirus in a dangerous home situation? Reach out to National Domestic Violence Hotline
- CALL 1-800-799-72333
- TTY 1-800-787-3224
MONETARY SUPPORT + FUNDRAISERS
- Venmo @DJCultureClub or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER RESOURCE LISTS
San Francisco and Greater Bay Area
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