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Hayward COVID-19 testing center

On Monday, April 13, 2020, the City of Hayward relocated its COVID-19 testing site to Cal State East Bay on 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., in parking lot A on the west side of campus. 

The testing site is currently open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. However, the testing center may close early if it uses all tests available for that day. 

The COVID-19 Testing Center is free and open to anyone regardless of where they live or immigration status. No doctor referral is required. 

At the direction of the Alameda County Health Officer, members of the general public must be symptomatic and meet the criteria below to be tested: 

  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath

For more information on the testing center operations, including the process for testing, please visit the City of Hayward’s COVID-19 resource page

The testing site replaced the current testing site at Hayward Fire Station #7 on 28270 Huntwood Ave.

Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Hayward operates the testing center, which is staffed by Hayward Fire Department firefighter-paramedics, and supported by ambulance company emergency-medical technicians (EMTs).

Upon the directive of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California officials are establishing sites across the state to support efforts to reduce spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide diagnoses and care for those who need it. As part of this effort in our own community, Cal State East Bay, with approval from the California State University Office of the Chancellor, entered into an agreement with the Alameda County Department of Health Services to provide a location for the City of Hayward's COVID-19 Testing Center. 

Most faculty, staff and students should not be directly affected by this testing center, as Cal State East Bay has been operating remotely since March 17. Some on-site essential employees report to work on the Hayward campus, although none are directly involved with testing center operations. Students who remain in Student Housing have a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the residence halls, and have no need to access Lot A where the testing center is located. 

Cal State East Bay has provided numerous telecommute and leave options to employees during this pandemic, and employees with needs or concerns should contact Human Resources.

The City of Hayward COVID-19 Testing Center will remain open as long as deemed necessary by the City of Hayward in coordination with Cal State East Bay, Alameda County Office of Emergency Services, and California Office of Emergency Services. 

Students who remain in Student Housing have amenities such as laundry, food service and parking within Pioneer Heights. The adjacent Student Housing parking area, lots C and C1, are not open to the general public. 

Students, as well as essential employees, who are on campus and need transportation to the Hayward BART station may use the university shuttle bus, which runs between the RAW shuttle stop (across from Pioneer Heights) and Hayward BART.

The testing site is self-contained, with its own portable restroom and hand-washing facilities. Cal State East Bay staff are not providing services to the testing center site or its staff. 

Essential staff who are on campus and need transportation to the Hayward BART station may use the university shuttle bus, which runs between the RAW shuttle stop (across from Pioneer Heights) and Hayward BART.

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