USD to Host County Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site

The University of San Diego (USD) will host a County of San Diego COVID-19 testing site starting on Friday, May 29 at the university’s West Parking Lot.

The free drive-up testing site will allow the County of San Diego to test up to 180 people daily for COVID-19 Monday through Friday.

“The University of San Diego’s partnership with the County of San Diego ensures that our surrounding community can get the free COVID-19 testing they need to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. As an anchor institution in San Diego, USD strives to serve our neighbors in whatever capacity we can. By providing a space for the County to expand their testing reach, we are able to help our community leaders in the fight against COVID-19,”  said Ky Snyder, Vice President of University Operations.

USD is one of eight public sites now available by calling 2-1-1, along with five state sites where the public can schedule tests at or by calling (888) 634-1123.

The eighth 2-1-1 County site represents appointments where testing is handled by CAL FIRE, which rotates five days a week between a number of backcountry locations.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 site.

For the media: Please contact the University of San Diego media relations department at if you are looking to film on the university’s campus. Prior approval for any media visits on the USD campus are mandatory. For all COVID-19 testing-related questions, please reach out to a County PIO.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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