Solano County now offering COVID-19 testing for older adults and others who show symptoms of the virus

City of Benicia announcement, following the Solano County announcement, April 15, 2020

Solano County COVID-19 Testing

The Solano County drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Solano County Fairgrounds is offering testing for older adults (age 65+), individuals with chronic diseases, healthcare workers, first responders, and essential employees who are currently ill and whose symptoms are consistent with COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, and body aches). Individuals must also live and/or work in Solano County. Testing is not available for those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms at this time.


Monday -Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Examples of chronic diseases include, but are not limited to:

• Heart disease
• Stroke
• High blood pressure
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Chronic kidney disease
• Cancer
• Diabetes

Essential employees include, but are not limited to, employees in the following settings:

• Grocery stores, food banks, restaurants, and food delivery
• Gas stations and auto-repair facilities
• Transportation providers
• Childcare facilities
• Water, sewer, solid waste, gas, and electrical operations
• Mailing and shipping services
• Banks
• Hardware stores, warehouses, and distribution centers
• Construction
• Laundry service
• Telecommunications, internet, and media services

Testing is by appointment only and a valid ID or verification of ID is needed. You can call (707) 784-8655 to make an appointment, please do not leave a message. The phone line is open from 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, or until all appointment slots are filled. There is no cost for this testing. Testing consists of a self-administered nasal swab, and results can be expected in 1-3 days.

Please call the Solano Public Health COVID-19 warm line at (707) 784-8988 or email with any questions.