San Francisco health department to reduce COVID testing site hours due to staffing shortages

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — With the omicron variant surging, experts say the demand for COVID testing has never more important. But one Bay Area city says it’s being forced to scale back testing appointments during this critical time.

Lines for COVID testing are long no matter where you are in the Bay Area from Santa Rosa to Antioch, where California National Guard troops are now assisting at this testing site.

We’re here support whatever they need, it’s a good thing,” Sergeant Victor Del Real from The California National Guard.

In San Francisco, there was a long line on Sunday for testing at school district headquarters, stretching around the block. Some parents waited two hours.

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