The Eureka COVID-19 testing site run by OptumServe is moving to a new facility and will be located at the Wharfinger Building starting Thursday, July 1. Operating hours will remain the same, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
The new testing site will be in the Bay Room on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building, which is located at 1 Marina Way in Eureka.
Staff will conduct testing at the current site at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, and will resume testing at the new location a 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 1.
Testing is easy and free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may schedule an appointment through OptumServe:
OptumServe is contracted by the State of California to provide testing services to rural and underserved areas of the state. Testing is available at other locations throughout the county during the week. Visit lhi.care/covidtesting for a schedule.
Currently, 54% of Humboldt County’s total population are not yet fully vaccinated and remain vulnerable to the virus. That includes all residents under the age of 12 who are too young to receive the vaccine.
Health officials stress the importance of early detection in preventing serious illness and containing the spread of COVID-19. A positive test early in the course of the illness enables individuals to seek treatment and reduce the risk of serious illness, long-term disability or death.
Early detection also allows individuals to isolate themselves and reduce the chance that they will infect others. If you suspect you have been in contact with an infected person, it is important to get a test even if you do not have symptoms as you may still spread the infection to others.
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