A person being tested for the coronavirus. (Photo via Mufid Majnun/Unsplash)

Amid a winter surge in COVID-19 cases, Santa Cruz County is significantly expanding free community testing.

The testing site at Ramsay Park in Watsonville will now be expanded to provide appointment-based testing seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and can test up to 330 residents a day.

A new testing center also opened at Twin Lakes Church on 2701 Cabrillo College Drive in Aptos, which is open from Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both sites are free to the public and do not require individuals to exhibit symptoms to get tested.

To book an appointment at the Ramsay Park site, people can visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Appointments for the Aptos site can be made at www.sennecadx.com/community.

For more testing information and locations, people can visit www.santacruzhealth.org/testing.