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Placentia Library Director Message (May 14, 2020)

Dear Placentia Library District Patrons,

As you may be aware, Governor Newsom previously announced the formation of a COVID-19 Testing Task Force, a public-private collaboration boosting testing capacity in our state. The partners include the University of California, San Diego and University of Davis, Stanford Medicine, and Abbott Laboratories.  As of yesterday, a total of 1,065,592 California residents have been tested.

According to the California COVID-19 website, testing is available in Orange County. Within a 10 miles radius from the Library, there are 3 state testing sites and 29 community testing sites. Please note these sites will conduct an evaluation first to determine possible COVID-19 symptoms and depending on the result of the assessment, a test for the virus may or may not be performed. Below are a few locations.

  • State Testing Sites (online appointments available or call (888) 634-1123)
    • OPTUMServe 1 – Orange County
      1215 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange County, 92866
      8am-8pm, Monday-Friday
      Appointments required.
    • OPTUMServe 2 – Orange County
      8325 Commonwealth Avenue, Buena Park, 90621
      8am-8pm, Monday-Friday
      Appointments required.
    • OPTUMServe 3 – Orange County
      1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, 92706
      8am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday
  • Community Testing Sites:
    • MedPost urgent Care of Placentia
      858 N. Rose, Placentia, 92870
      (714) 792-3736
      8am-8pm, 7 days/week
      No appointments required.
    • Quest Diagnostics – Placentia East Yorba Linda
      1041 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite 208, Placentia, 92870
      (866) MYQUEST (
      8am-4pm, Monday-Friday
    • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Center
      4300 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda, 92886
      (714) 577-6680
      8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
      Appointment required.
    • MedPost Urgent Care of Brea
      2415 E. Imperial Highway, Brea, 92821
      (714) 255-1640
      8am-8pm, 7 days/week

In addition to the above locations, there are 25 additional community testing sites. To locate other California testing sites closest to your home, please visit The site is easy to use. Enter your address and range, and you’ll get results showing both state and community testing sites. Another resource is the Orange County Health Care Agency at

The Library’s reopening plan will be available next week with phases. It includes curbside pickup, home delivery for Placentia residents, limited access to the building and in-person programs and passport services, followed by a full scale reopening. We understand many of you are anxious to see us open again. Rest assured, we are working through countless details to ensure safety measurements are in placed prior to restarting in-person services. Please be ready for changes – including the requirements of face masks and social distancing. We ask for your patience with one another and our staff. Thank you for your continued support.

Jeanette Contreras
Library Director

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