Free coronavirus testing in SLO County, one new case

May 4, 2020

There are now two locations in San Luis Obispo County where people can get free coronavirus tests: one in Grover Beach and the other in Paso Robles.

For the next two weeks, the state is funding the testing of approximately 260 people a day. While any California resident can sign up for a test, priority is given to healthcare workers, first responders, people over 65 with health issues, people in care facilities, people with coronavirus symptoms and essential workers.

Follow this link, or call (805) 634-1123 to register for a test.

On Monday, the county reported one new case of the virus in Nipomo.

Of the 202 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 156 individuals have recovered and one has died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are five people in the hospital — with three in intensive care, and 40 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

  • Paso Robles — 68
  • Atascadero — 33
  • Arroyo Grande — 19
  • Nipomo — 16
  • San Luis Obispo — 15
  • CMC — 11
  • San Miguel — 8
  • Templeton — 7
  • Pismo Beach — 7
  • Morro Bay — 6
  • Other county cases — 12

As of Monday afternoon, there have been 56,112 positive cases and 2,283 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 1,212,900 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 69,921 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 3,646,225 cases with 252,408 dead.

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“Free corona virus testing in SLO County” should be changed to “Taxpayer funded corona virus testing” or such because someone is paying for it but “Free” sounds so much better.


The more people who get tested, the more Covid-19 we’ll discover.

Remember, most viruses attack the body: fever, muscle ache, congestion, rash, etc.

Covid-19 is different. It doesn’t target the body so much. Many people have the virus and don’t even know it! No, Covid-19 is different. It targets freedom and liberty…something most people aren’t even aware of and don’t understand.

If you or a loved one display any of the following symptoms, please get tested as it’s very likely you have Covid-19:

Dreaming about when you’ll be legally permitted to BBQ with family and friends

Asking which beaches are open or closed

Wondering if you can get a “blonde market” haircut

Asking when we’ll get permission to go to a concert

Wishing school was open


The reason this pandemic is so tricky and deadly is because this virus isn’t a health menace. It’s a menace to freedom….which is barely understood by most people.


Sure, you’re probably right, we should have let it “burn through” as Boris Johnson and the Brits had initially contemplated. Of course, that was aborted when Boris ended up in the hospital. And, by the way, the dirty little secret is that it isn’t killing everybody equally. It’s basically killing the old and infirm (“on their last legs” anyway, says Bill O’Reilly), the poor and minority populations. No big deal. We need our freedoms back so we can blow our noses on people or cough in their faces. “But as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

kevin rise

It makes me nervous to see some people here taking conspiracy and extremist approaches outside of our international norm on how to deal with this, toting ar15s in public, denying facts of whom and how many die, ignoring 100k deaths because they haven’t felt loss yet, then making it about the constitution and freedom, as If the whole world isn’t doing the same damn thing, left and right, trump or hating Gavin; even our president said we are in war times, so sack up, grow your liberty gardens, and work together for a safe and slow opening, taking all life into consideration, especially the fragile demographics of disabled peoeples, including our fragile symbiotic home; earth. Why would every major corporation and business taking a loss still back quarantine?? Because science is real, you know, physics, immunology, genetics, gravity, math, college?!? Ac and DC electricity?? Science?? I feel aweful society hasn’t educated everyone openly due to socioeconomic war and oppression. Like how the Navajo and blacks and Latinos are worse off due to poverty, slavery and abuse of peoples. Let us not forget The Declaration of Human Rights developed after ww2.

Jorge Estrada

“And by the way, the dirty little secret is that it isn’t killing everybody equally. It’s basically killing the old and infirm”. This reads like a viro-cleanse to get rid of those on Social Security or are a burden because of their ailment? Another maybe non-fiction movie idea to consider, a business case to shrink the National Debt by stiffening the eligibility for Social Security to you must be in your sixties with the perfect health of a forty year old or survive the COVID.

Jorge Estrada

Yes the taxpayers will pay for this but I’d suspect the results won’t be public, a result of the HIV privacy law (HIPA). I remember the day when people were required to post their TB insignia on their front door to avoid the spread. It would be like California to use public funds to detect a pestilence and keep the chain of exposure private. COVID is not a death sentence but the day may come when there is a strain of something that is. The laws will definitely need to be changed before that happens because we don’t need a scenario where being approached by an un-credentialed person (might be a carrier?) can reasonably be interpreted as a threat to one’s life. Sounds like an extreme scifi movie but who would of thought the country would be closed for business and now we are discussing using The Federal Reserve Bank (A private Bank) to go public and make private loans, bypassing the government.


“For the next two weeks, the state is funding…”

I really wish it read, “taxpayers are funding…” It would be more accurate.


..even more accurately; state taxpayers” are funding..

Too bad a National Pandemic is primarily fought and funded at the state level.

Two weeks of testing isn’t going to be enough.