Any San Luis Obispo County resident can now get tested for COVID-19 in about five minutes at sites across SLO County, including pop-up sites this week in Nipomo and Morro Bay.

“If you are experiencing any symptoms or think you may have been exposed, especially if you’ve participated in any type of large gathering, it’s a good idea to get tested,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, Health Officer for San Luis Obispo County. “We’ve continued to expand our testing capacity and I encourage everyone who would like to be tested to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Testing is available at no cost to individuals. For those who have health insurance, information will be collected when registering for an appointment and no co-pay is required. For those who do not have health insurance, the State of California will pay for the test.

Pop-up testing sites will be open this week in Nipomo and Morro Bay. These sites will continue move to new locations. Testing sites are also available in Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo; these sites will remain in place as long as needed. In total, the sites include:

Grover Beach*
Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave. Monday-Friday (ongoing)
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Morro Bay
Morro Bay Vets Hall, 209 Surf Street June 17-18
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nipomo High School, 525 N. Thompson Ave. June 15-16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

San Luis Obispo*
SLO Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave Monday-Friday (ongoing)
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


*This testing is available through a partnership with the County of San Luis Obispo, the State of California, and the Cities of Grover Beach and San Luis Obispo.