A nurse checks a clipboard at a COVID-19 testing facility in Santa Cruz County.
A nurse checks a clipboard at a COVID-19 testing facility in Santa Cruz County.
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COVID 2021

County announces expansion of Ramsay Park coronavirus testing site

The state-operated COVID-19 testing site at Ramsay Park will now be open seven days a week and will double testing capacity.

County health officials announced a significant expansion of the state-operated COVID-19 testing site at Ramsay Park in Watsonville on Wednesday.

The site will now operate seven days a week and double its capacity, being able to process up to 330 individuals per day.

With some small-town triumphs — including help from some UC Santa Cruz scientists — and some frustrating roadblocks,...

Testing at Ramsay Park is free and available to anyone, with or without symptoms.

The county requested this expansion last month, along with a new testing site in the northern part of the county. The second request was denied, but the state granted the Ramsay Park expansion that is now going into effect.

To learn more about how to get a COVID-19 test in Santa Cruz County, check out our guide.