This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist was testing patients’ samples for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, using the CDC serologic test. (James Gathany/CDC 2020)

Lodi’s COVID-19 testing site at the Lodi Public Library moved locations Monday and will now test people for the virus at the former site of the Joe Serna Jr. Charter School.

The testing site, operated by OptumServe federal health services, moved to allow the library to reopen for the first time in more than a year.

According to San Joaquin County, the new testing location at 19 S. Central Ave. will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and support the county’s effort to perform more than 3,100 tests per day, which would tweak the county’s adjusted case rate as used by state officials to determine which reopening tier the county is placed in.

Approximately 2,400 qualifying tests are currently being performed countywide per day, according to county officials.

Residents are still encouraged to get tested for the virus even as COVID-19 vaccines become available to wider swaths of the population.

County residents can find testing locations and information as well as information about vaccinations at