Free COVID-19 testing sites open for anyone in Berkeley

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Anyone in Berkeley displaying COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested for free, according to a Wednesday message from Berkeley health officer Dr. Lisa Hernandez.

Although the message asks people with health care providers to contact their providers before contacting the city, it is possible to be tested without a provider, according to the notice. Those concerned about their symptoms can call a test screening line weekdays to schedule an appointment.

The message emphasizes that testing will not prevent people from being infected and states that Berkeley residents should continue to shelter in place and wear face coverings, among other precautions.

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