As we move into summer and the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions, it’s important to follow local mask guidance and continue to get tested if you are not fully vaccinated or if you have symptoms.
As part of Healthy Davis Together’s free COVID-19 testing operations, all positive COVID-19 samples are routinely screened by the UC Davis Genome Center for variants, including variants of concern and variants of interest. Although the positivity rate in Davis remains very low, there are still asymptomatic as well as symptomatic people who test positive for the virus, often with one of the more contagious variants of concern that are now the locally prevalent types.
That’s why testing, especially for people who are not yet vaccinated or who have symptoms remains so important. It is also advisable to get tested when there has been an increased risk of infection (for example, participation in a large, unmasked gathering, travel or exposure to a traveler from a region with high prevalence) to screen for new variants, particularly those that overcome vaccines. For information on where to get a free COVID-19 test or vaccine, visit our testing and vaccine pages on this site.
The chart shows the latest COVID-19 variant testing results from Healthy Davis Together. Results are updated weekly.