The Alameda County District Attorney recently shared a scam alert encouraging residents to be aware of fraudulent COVID-19 pop-up testing sites. If you aren’t sure of a testing site’s legitimacy, remember that LESS is more and get tested at a county/city-affiliated testing site or through medical groups. You can find verified testing siteat: 

Legal: Test kits have received FDA emergency use authorization. Testing sites do not need your social security number or immigration status.  

Ethical: Your test should be free, affordable or billable to insurance. Any additional cost should be clearly explained. 

Safe: Staff wear medical grade protective equipment. Gloves are worn and changed in-between clients. Testing staff implements COVID-19 protocols including distancing. 

Secure: Testing site and lab information are available, and you should know how your personal information will be used. 

You can report possible unauthorized COVID testing sites to the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit at 

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