Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.

COVID testing site at Chico State to close this month

  • Updated
  • 0
covid mask & test

CHICO, Calif. - The state-funded COVID-19 testing state at Chico State will be closing later this month, according to Butte County Public Health (BCPH). 

All state-funded COVID-19 Optum Serve testing sites throughout California, including the one at Chico State, will be closing as public health says coronavirus activity is decreasing in the state. 

The testing site will permanently close at noon on Feb. 24.

BCPH said it will continue to distribute COVID-19 tests across Butte County. It says it plans to distribute about 40,000 tests over the next several months. 

The Optum Serve site originally opened at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in May 2020, then moved to 900 Mangrove before settling at Whitney Hall. 

BCPH says free tests are available while supplies last. It asks people to not call the following locations for information about test or test inventory. 


  • Butte County Library 1108 Sherman Ave.
  • Dept. of Employment and Social Services 765 East Ave.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 2080 E 20th St.


  • Butte County Library 1820 Mitchell Ave.
  • Dept. of Employment and Social Services 78 Table Mountain Blvd. 
  • Hmong Cultural Center 1704 Oroville Dam Blvd.
  • Feather River Tribal Health 2145 5th Ave.
  • Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Center 2990 Oroville Dam Blvd., E, Unit A


  • Butte County Library 299 Spruce St.
  • Gridley Hospital Medical Specialty Center 284 Spruce St.


  • Butte County Library 5922 Clark Rd.
  • Dept. of Employment and Social Services 7204 Skyway


  • Butte County Library 2545 Durham-Dayton Highway


  • Butte County Library 464A B St.

Follow Action News Now on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, weather and sports in Northern California.

Recommended for you