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King County COVID-19 Testing Site Relocated To Boeing’s Auburn Facility

King County has relocated its Auburn community testing site from the GSA Complex to Boeing’s Auburn facility, at 2400 Perimeter Road, allowing for more COVID-19 tests to be conducted each day.

According to officials, this move builds on the ongoing partnership with Boeing to bring critical COVID-19 resources to south King County. At the end of March, the County relocated its Auburn vaccine clinic to the Auburn Outlet Mall at 1101 Outlet Collection Way, also with support from Boeing. This site remains fully operational.

Though vaccination efforts continue to expand in King County, recent trends in infections and hospitalizations show that the threat from COVID-19 is still real. Testing at the first sign of illness or exposure is a key tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and higher testing positivity rates in south King County, compared to other areas, further elevates the need for ongoing access to testing.

The COVID-19 test site at Boeing’s Auburn facility has the capacity to conduct up to 1,000 tests a day, all free and accessible regardless of immigration or insurance status.

“Free, accessible, and efficient COVID-19 testing remains essential to reducing hospitalizations and slowing the spread of infection,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We appreciate the support of our community partners to ensure this crucial resource is maintained even as vaccinations increase.”

“South King County continues to be the front line of our battle against COVID-19,” said King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. “While we continue to make progress with our vaccination efforts, this move helps ensure that there is adequate testing capacity for anyone who has symptoms or has been exposed to the virus.” 

If you have a sign or symptom of COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should immediately isolate yourself from others and get tested.

The Testing Facility, located at 2400 Perimeter Road, Auburn, 98001, is open Mon. – Sat. from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Registration for appointments is encouraged (but not required) and can be completed online or by phone at (206) 477-3977. The testing site is open for drive-thru and walk-ups/wheel-ups for those arriving via alternate transportation options.

“Our community partners are still committed to proven COVID-19 prevention strategies, like testing,” said Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County. “While we can see light at the end of the tunnel, we’re not in the clear and testing is essential.”

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