San Francisco travel opens Covid19 testing centre
Quick affordable testing available seven days a week at Moscone Centre for visitors and residents
San Francisco Travel Association, the official destination marketing organisation for the City and County of San Francisco opened a dedicated Covid19 testing facility at Moscone Centre to provide visitors, meeting attendees, and residents quick and easy access to affordable testing seven days a week.
Located in the heart of the city, the San Francisco Travel Covid Testing Centre provides testing daily from 8 am to 1 pm. The testing hours can be expanded based on demand or to cater to attendees of mega-events in the city.
Operated by RokketMed, a certified Covid19 testing provider, the centre offers rapid antigen tests for $40 and rapid PCR tests for $150. Formal documentation for international travel or access to venues requiring proof of a negative Covid19 test is provided upon request at no additional charge.
“By opening a Covid19 testing centre, we are making it easier for travellers and meeting attendees to get convenient and affordable testing and for international travellers to meet travel requirements to return home. We are focussed on driving tourism recovery, and this centre helps remove a potential barrier for visitors to San Francisco,” said Joe D’Alessandro, the president and CEO of San Francisco Travel.
San Francisco Travel is believed to be the first DMO in the US to provide visitors and city residents access to Covid19 testing.
“As a company dedicated to removing friction in accessing healthcare, RokketMed is thrilled to be partnering with SF Travel and the City of San Francisco to welcome back visitors and tourists safely. Providing affordable, and easily accessible COVID testing for visitors will set San Francisco apart as a destination,” said Tracy Baldwin, founder and CEO of RokketMed.
California recently became the first state in the US to treat the coronavirus as a manageable, endemic risk. The state’s new “Smarter” plan emphasises prevention and adaptability. In San Francisco, more than 84 per cent of San Francisco residents are fully vaccinated. The city has been hailed as a U.S. model in managing Covid19 under Mayor London N Breed’s leadership.
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