SAN JOSE, CA (JUNE 22, 2020) – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and the County of Santa Clara (@SCCgov), in partnership with Druva (@druvainc) and Majestic Sales (@MajesticSales) are teaming up to provide residents with free and easy walk-up COVID-19 testing at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) from June 23 through June 27.
No appointment, health insurance or doctor’s note is needed for this free testing, which is available to all attendees regardless of immigration status. Testing at SAP Center will be available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tues. June 23 through Fri., June 26, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., June 27.
Residents who visit SAP Center to get tested will each receive an item of San Jose Sharks or San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) memorabilia (one per testee). One randomly selected testee will receive a free San Jose Sharks jersey for participating. Additionally, Druva and Majestic Sales are donating 500 PPE care packages, consisting of a pair of gloves, a mask and sanitizing wipes which will be distributed to the first 500 residents to be tested.
“We continue our drive to make testing as easy and convenient as possible for all residents of Santa Clara County,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the County’s COVID-19 Testing Officer. “This opportunity presents a new location centrally located in the county.”
“It is our privilege to partner with the County of Santa Clara to provide free COVID-19 testing at SAP Center at San Jose,” said Sharks Sports & Entertainment President Jonathan Becher (@jbecher). “Although we cannot currently host and entertain the millions of sports and entertainment fans located throughout the Bay Area, it is important that we do our part to help reduce the transmission of this virus. I want to offer a special thanks to our partners, Druva and Majestic Sales, for their generous contributions to our residents on behalf of the County of Santa Clara and the Sharks.”
Testing can identify COVID-19 before a person feels unwell or before they spread it to another individual with potentially deadly consequences.
Although every Santa Clara County resident can now get a free nasal swab test, testing is especially encouraged for asymptomatic individuals who are at higher risk because they work in frontline settings or because they’ve had significant interaction with members of the public. This includes grocery store clerks, construction workers, retail associates, first responders, and other workers, as well as individuals who regularly ride public transit or have recently attended a mass gathering.
There are currently more than 50 COVID-19 test locations in Santa Clara County, including those at community centers and schools, hospitals and clinics, and mobile testing centers.
The tests offered are viral detection tests, which diagnose a person who currently has the infection. Read more about the difference between viral detection tests and serology tests at www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/covid19-testing-learn-more.aspx#types.
For individuals experiencing symptoms or who have come into close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the Public Health Department strongly recommends getting tested by calling a doctor or scheduling an appointment through one of the community based drive through sites.
All County test sites, and additional sites operated by other organizations are mapped on the County’s website at sccfreetest.org. The site is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Tagalog. Information is also available by calling 2-1-1.
About the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) are the Bay Area’s lone National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in San Jose, California. Since being founded as an expansion team in 1991, the Sharks have committed to be a leader in our community and a pioneer in sports and entertainment. The Sharks organization remains steadfast in its pursuit to create an inclusive environment surrounding the team and to connect diverse groups of people for the good of the community. It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter your background. We are all #TealTogether.
About SAP Center at San Jose
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SAP Center at San Jose is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Each year, SAP Center hosts approximately 175 events featuring professional and amateur athletes, Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners, international recording artists, and a variety of performers who appeal to children and families alike. SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) of the National Hockey League as well as the San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) of the American Hockey League. Over the last ten years, SAP Center’s economic impact on the City of San Jose has been nearly $4 Billion. For more information about SAP Center at San Jose and for a list of upcoming events, visit the SAP Center home page at www.sapcenter.com.
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About Majestic sales
Majestic Sales is a Foodservice and Facility Solutions distributorship. Majestic Sales specializes in janitorial supplies, foodservice disposables and chemical supplies for customers ranging from Hotels and Arena’s to restaurants and grocery stores. We have been supplying quality service and products for over 40 years. Majestic Sales is proud of its well earned reputation for customer retention and customer satisfaction. We are respected for our integrity and enjoy an excellent working relationship with our suppliers. For more information about Majestic Sales please visit www.majesticsales.net and follow us on Facebook. @majesticsales