Beginning today, all essential workers in San Francisco, California, can receive Covid-19 testing, Mayor London Breed announced at a news conference today.
The expanded testing is available to both public and private sector workers and any other resident with symptoms who cannot otherwise access testing, Breed said.
"We want to ensure all frontline and essential employees that leave their homes every day to serve our residents have a fast, easy, and accessible option for testing,” Breed said. “We also want those who don’t have insurance, or who lack access to health care or access to basic services to know they can be tested through CityTestSF and receive the support and health care they need."
Breed also announced approximately $10.5 million is being allocated to a response and recovery fund to support vulnerable San Franciscans and small businesses during the pandemic.
As of Wednesday, 1,233 San Francisco residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 21 have died, Breed said.