The California Testing Task Force has programs in place that allow community-based organizations and employers to offer COVID testing. Through this program businesses are able to request PCR or rapid antigen tests that can be offered to communities or the public.
PCR tests are confirmatory self-swab tests with specimens collected via a mid-nasal swab. Results take between 48-74 hours to obtain.
Antigen test are rapid tests self-swab tests. Results can be obtained within 15 minutes to an hour. A positive antigen test, is required to be followed up by a confirmatory PCR test.