San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport Expands COVID-19 Testing Access

July 8, 2021

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) has expanded access to its onsite COVID-19 testing facility to include the general public. The entire community, as well as arriving and departing airline passengers, are now eligible for the no-cost COVID-19 testing program.

While Americans continue to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, there are still companies, schools, and countries that require proof of negative COVID-19 tests prior to arrival. The SBP airport program, managed by Templeton-based Nova Labs, offers two types of testing: a Molecular RT-LAMP saliva test with results available in four hours and a Molecular PCR test, with results available within 48 hours. Customers may choose their test based on requirements at their travel destination, business requirements, or their personal comfort level.

“We are proud to support the County of San Luis Obispo in offering this testing program to more of our community,” said Courtney Johnson, Director of Airports. “Easy access to COVID-19 testing can allow more people to travel smoothly, visit larger venues, or to provide peace of mind before visiting loved ones. Our testing facility is an important step in getting people back to the locations and activities they love most.”