Here are answers to some common questions we have received:
Why did we move the site locations from outdoors to indoors? The collection sites were moved indoors due to concerns with inclement weather such as the heat wave we are currently experiencing and the air quality caused by local wildfires. The sites will continue to have safety measures in place such as physical distancing markers, a touchless check-in process, plexiglass and physical barriers. Your appointment time is set up to minimize any overcrowding or long queues so that students can complete the process in less than 10 minutes. These plans have been vetted by the Orange County Public Health Agency.
Is there a place at the testing center where the collection can be done privately? Every location has a private area for students to conduct the nasal swab. Just let the check in staff know you would like to use the private area.
Can I bring my child with me to the collection location? We prefer that you do not bring children; however, we understand that it may be difficult to secure child care for a short period of time. If you do bring your child, please make sure they are wearing a face covering. You can also request to conduct the nasal swab in the private location with your child.