Mayor London Breed has announced a new mobile COVID-19 testing site at the Latino Task Force (LTF) Resource Hub in the Mission. They will have free walk-thru testing on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. Testing is available for people who have to work outside of their home, thinks have been exposed, or is experiencing at least one symptom. No insurance or identification is required. People visiting the Latino Task Force Resource Hub can also access groceries and resources to safely quarantine.
The Mission has a high rate of positive cases from those who have been tested. Mayor London Breed wants people to focus on recovery if they need to quarantine.
Many of the people who are leaving their homes to go to work and keep our city running during this global pandemic are lower-wage workers who can’t afford to miss a paycheck, and sadly, this virus has further heightened the disparities that already existed in our city. When someone tests positive for COVID-19, we want them to be able to focus on getting the care they need and taking the necessary steps to slow the spread of the virus, without having to worry about how they’ll pay their bills. Everyone should have the right to prioritize their health.
If positive for COVID-19, people can apply to the “Right to Recover” program which provides a wage replacement while they recover, if they qualify. The program will help serve up to 1,500 San Franciscans who test positive for COVID-19 regardless of their immigration status.
The Latino community has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, making up 50% of reported cases even though they are just 15% of the City’s population.
This new testing site, resource hub, and the Right to Recover program are aimed at keeping the community healthy.\
You can get more information on the "Right to Recover" program and the testing site here.