For Immediate Release
County of Sonoma Expands Antibody Testing to Include Essential Workers
Santa Rosa,CA | July 08, 2020
Beginning today, antibody testing is now available for Sonoma County residents who were considered essential workers in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Essential workers are those who continued to work in an “essential function” during the initial period of the Shelter-in-Place health order.
These include: grocery store workers, in-home support services caregivers, construction workers, utility workers and childcare providers.
The County of Sonoma continues to offer antibody testing for first responders, police and fire personnel, healthcare workers and community members who tested positive for COVID-19 at least three weeks ago and those identified as their close contacts (at-risk for exposure to the virus).
Essential workers, healthcare workers, first responders as well as those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or live with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 should call (707) 565-4667 to schedule an appointment.
People currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should get a diagnostic (viral) test at one of several locations in the county listed on the Sonoma County Emergency Website.
Antibody testing is a blood test to identify if COVID-19 antibodies are present in the body. Testing positive for antibodies does not necessarily indicate immunity.