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East Bay COVID-19 testing centers close due to wildfire smoke

East Bay COVID-19 testing centers close due to wildfire
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The COVID-19 testing centers at the Skywest Golf Course in Hayward and the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton are closing, effective immediately, due to poor air quality from wildfire smoke.

The City of Hayward’s testing center will reopen when “air conditions allow,” according to a press release from the city. The City of Dublin’s press release did not specify when the Alameda County Fairgrounds testing site would reopen, but noted that “air quality will be monitored to assess future impacts.”

Currently, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared that Alameda County’s air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups as fires continue to rage in the Bay Area.

Across the Bay in Santa Clara County, the county’s testing sites — including at the county fairgrounds, where officials hope to test thousands of residents daily — remain open, according to the public health department.

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