County offers free COVID-19 testing at Mexican Consulate

Posted at 8:20 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 11:20:00-04

San Diego (KGTV) -- County leaders are taking steps to provide more access to coronavirus testing to some of the local communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

The new outreach program will begin with a free new testing site at the Mexican Consulate at 1549 India St. starting at 8 a.m. Monday and will run until 3:30 p.m.

No appointments are needed.

The County of San Diego has been trying to expand testing and outreach in the Latino community, which has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Of the more than 42,000 confirmed cases in the county, Latinos account for 63% of that total.

County and community leaders say the Consulate’s opening as a testing location will provide an accessible, safe way for San Diego’s Mexican and Latino communities to receive COVID-19 testing.

The additional testing locations coming online in the coming weeks will function on a 14-day rotation. The dates and locations of all of these sites have yet to be announced.