#TestThePeople is a collaborative effort to bring COVID testing to communities where it’s needed most.
COVID-19 is causing disproportionate harm to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and unhoused people, due in part to unequal access to testing and other healthcare.
That’s why we’re committed to working with grassroots community health organizations to provide pop-up testing for at-risk communities.
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Knowledge is power! Knowing your status helps protect everyone around you, especially since you can be infected without showing symptoms.
Testing is free, quick, and safe. It doesn’t hurt, and you don’t need to provide your ID.
This test indicates whether you are currently infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus. It is not the antibody test—it does not indicate whether you’ve ever been exposed to the virus.
Knowing your current COVID status is important to protect those around you, especially since a significant number of those infected show mild or no symptoms.
When you register, we’ll email you with the time and location of your appointment. With an appointment, testing should take less than 15 minutes.
No. ID is not required.
If we have capacity, you can walk up and get tested. Walk-up testing may involve waiting a few minutes, depending on demand.
Coming back for the follow-up test is crucial to understanding the spread of the virus within the community. We strongly encourage people to get tested both days, but if we have capacity, you can get tested on one day only.
We’re taking every precaution to protect you. Our collection station is outdoors, and we ask everyone to wear masks and keep their social distance. Our technicians use the same equipment and precautions to protect your safety as in a lab or doctor’s office.
The technician will ask you to open your mouth, stick out your tongue, and say ah. Then they’ll use a long swab to collect the sample from the back of your throat. You may feel a momentary discomfort or activation of your gag reflex.
When you register, you’ll provide your phone and email. When your results are ready, you’ll get a notification with a unique access code that you can use to access your results online, typically within six hours.
You can access your results via most internet-connected devices (laptop, desktop computer, tablet, etc.), as long as you have access to the text message or email containing your unique access code. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can call (415) 324-6494 for help with your results.
Our test detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with very high accuracy (99.2%). False negatives are more likely than false positives. If you suspect your test result is inaccurate, you should get tested again. Here’s more information from the CDC.
You’ll receive a call from our partnering medical provider, who can help you understand your result and what to do next. You should plan on isolating yourself from everyone (including those you live with) for 10 days to protect those around you. If you have a primary physician, you should let them know you’ve tested positive and discuss whether you need treatment.
This project is a partnership between renegade.bio, Primary, and Bay Area PLS.
We are seeking funding for this project through local and state public health departments and private and corporate donors.