Sacramento County health officials on Wednesday announced that county residents age 18 or older may now get a free COVID-19 test at the Cal Expo drive-thru testing location in Sacramento. Adults who want a test don't have to have any symptoms, but the county is asking those people with severe symptoms such as severe cough, severe shortness of breath, severe fever, or other concerning symptoms requiring immediate medical care not to visit the Cal Expo site. They also are not accepting any walk-ups, since the testing is being done by appointment only and only if you can show up in a car with working windows to protect yourself and the test site workers.
To find out more about what to do if you're sick with severe symptoms, health experts say you should immediately contact your doctor or other health care provider. It's advised that you do that in advance of any visit to avoid putting others at risk of infection.
If you have an emergency warning sign, including trouble breathing, they recommend you get medical attention right away.