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Easter Sunday schedule changes for Hayward COVID-19 Testing Center, telephone information hotline

April 10, 2020

Please note: As of Friday, July 24, 2020. The Hotline number has been discontinued. For information about the Covid-19 Testing Center call, (510) 583-5333. For information about the City's COVID-19 response and a growing list of reliable resources visit,

HAYWARD, Calif., April 10, 2020—The City of Hayward COVID-19 Testing Center and telephone information hotline have Easter Sunday schedule changes, with the Testing Center closed all day and the hotline open for calls only in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Testing Center, at Hayward Fire Station #7, 28270 Huntwood Avenue, will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, returning to its regular operating schedule of Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until the maximum number of COVID-19 tests available for the day are exhausted.

The Hayward COVID-19 information hotline, (510) 583-4949, will return to its regular operating schedule at 8 a.m. Monday and be available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The hotline call center provides information and referrals on COVID-19 and supportive resources for local residents and businesses, as well as updates on how the City is adjusting and responding to the public health emergency.

COVID-19 information and updates also are available online at

The COVID-19 Testing Center is free and open to anyone regardless of where they live or immigration status.  No doctor referral is required.  However, testing is available only to people age 12 and above with COVID-19 symptoms and a fever over 100 degrees.  Symptoms include cough and shortness of breath.

Health-care workers and first responders can schedule advance appointments by calling the COVID-19 information hotline, (510) 583-4949.

The Testing Center was established by the Hayward Fire Department to take pressure off hospital emergency rooms, provide quicker answers for first responders and health care workers with COVID-19 symptoms, and better inform members of the general public so they know to isolate if infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In coordination with the Alameda County Department of Public Health, the Testing Center also is deploying teams to provide COVID-19 testing at nursing homes and for other community members considered most in need based on their living and health conditions.

COVID-19 Testing Center schedule for next seven days:

  • Saturday, April 11—Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12—Closed
  • Monday, April 13—Closed
  • Tuesday, April 14—Open, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15—Open, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16—Open, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 17—Open, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 Information Hotline schedule for next seven days:

  • Saturday, April 11—Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12—Open, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 13— Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 14— Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15— Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16— Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 17— Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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