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Sonoma County is partnering with state health officials to open a new COVID-19 testing site in east Petaluma.

The new site, located in Herzog Hall at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, will be the third site in the county operated by OptumServe, a company contracted with the state to provide free COVID-19 testing.

The testing site opens Thursday and will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No identification is required to receive a test.

Appointments can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (888) 634-1123. Tests are free to the public.

According to Supervisor David Rabbitt, west Petaluma ranks in the top 10 ZIP codes with the highest active case rates in Sonoma County.

“This testing site will help slow transmission in the south county area, helping residents detect cases early so they can isolate and slow the spread,” Rabbitt said in a written statement.

People can visit socoemergency.org/test, call 211 or text their ZIP code to 898-211 for more information on COVID-19 testing sites.