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COVID-19 Information

October 27, 2023

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

With the end of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, Washington Hospital Healthcare System is no longer administering COVID tests or vaccinations in the tent at Washington West. Community members can obtain COVID tests or vaccinations at Haller’s Pharmacy. COVID tests and vaccinations are by appointment for those 5 years and older. Haller’s is open every day. For appointments please visit the Haller's Pharmacy website or call 510-797-2772 for more information.

For additional information on Covid testing and vaccinations, please visit Alameda County Health Care Services Agency COVID-19 page or

Pediatric Vaccinations

For patients 6 months to 4-years-old, we recommend contacting your pediatrician’s office to schedule their next COVID vaccine.

More Information About COVID-19?

The CDC has general COVID information available on their website, including a fact sheet on COVID vaccination.

The California Department of Public Health also offers COVID-related information on their website.

For COVID information specific to Alameda County, go to the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency website.

Masking Update

As of Nov.1, in California, per new guidance from the state Department of Public Health, face masks continue to be optional for patients, visitors and workers not in patient care settings.

Masking is required for health care providers, (including physicians, staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors and emergency care providers) in patient care areas and for patients and visitors in areas where high-risk patients receive care, such as Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology, UCSF-Washington Cancer Center and inpatient rooms with immunocompromised patients.

Masks remain available at our main entrances.

Self-Screening & Sanitizing Prior to Entry

Everyone entering any Hospital building or clinic is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering.

We also encourage that you sanitize your hands before you enter. Hand sanitizer is conveniently available at all entrances and throughout our buildings and clinics.

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker

Worried that you may have COVID-19? When should you seek medical care? The Coronavirus Self-Checker will ask you questions to establish illness and location, and recommendations for next steps, which could include calling 9-1-1 or staying home and contacting your doctor.

Try the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker by clicking here and then clicking on the “Coronavirus Self-Checker” button.

Recommendations to Help Prevent Illness:

  • Wash hands with soap and water. If soap and water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Test for COVID-19 and seek treatment right away if positive with symptoms.
  • Get vaccinated to prevent severe illness

For more on coronavirus, we encourage you to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Also, the Alameda County Public Health Department is an excellent local resource, and they have coronavirus information at

If you have questions or concerns about coronavirus, call your primary care physician. For all life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.