New COVID-19 Testing Sites Opening in San Diego County

More COVID-19 testing sites are opening in San Diego County.

The announcement came as county health officials reported 5 more deaths from the COVID-19 virus bringing the total to 144 deaths. 93 new cases of the virus were reported bringing the total to 4.020 cases.

Two of the new testing sites, managed by the state, are opening in El Cajon and Chula Vista. The state will also take over the testing site at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido so that the County can redirect its efforts to other vulnerable populations and communities.

The state’s three sites will offer about 800 testing appointments, Monday through Friday at the following locations:

Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020

Former Sears in Chula Vista

565 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910

North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido

649 W Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

A doctor’s referral is not required for testing at the above sites, but appointments are required. Appointments can be made online. at, which is currently compatible with desktop computers and Android devices. Compatibility with Apple devices is coming soon. If you have no Internet access, call 888-634-1123,Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


(Photo credit San Diego County Newscenter)

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