Sept. 30, 2020
Dear Superintendents and School Leaders,

The County of San Diego is hosting a press conference this afternoon to announce, among other things, the locations of dedicated sites to test school employees for COVID-19.

The sites are:

Metro Region School Personnel Testing Site
Harold J. Ballard Parent Center (2375 Congress St., San Diego, CA 92110)
Starting on Oct. 1, will operate Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

East County School Personnel Testing Site 
Mollison Complex (301 N. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92021)
Starting on Oct. 5, will operate Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North County School Personnel Testing Site
Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014)
Starting on Oct. 2, will operate Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South County School Personnel Testing Site 
Sweetwater Special Services (660 L St., Chula Vista, CA 91911)
Starting on Oct. 1, will operate Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rural/Backcountry Testing Sites
School employees in rural areas will be tested at rotating sites in the backcountry, in partnership with CAL FIRE.

Other Testing Sites
School employees may also be tested at any of the county’s public testing sites.

We understand your employees may have questions about the logistics of testing. The San Diego County Office of Education team is working with the County of San Diego and with districts, charters, and private schools to establish specifics. In the meantime, this template letter in English and Spanish is available for your use in informing employees about the details that have been confirmed to date.

As I’ve shared in the past, testing our region’s 80,000-plus school employees for COVID-19 is no small feat. Thank you for your partnership and patience as we build a system to accommodate this important effort. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of assistance.


Dr. Paul Gothold
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
phone: 858-295-6641