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Covid 19 Testing for ATU Members
All VTA Employees regardless of job classification can begin scheduling appointments for COVID-19 testing immediately.
Testing is free and offered at eight (8) locations across the county
Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System - Valley Medical Center (VMC) Locations
Valley Medical Center is currently offering testing at four drive-through sites throughout Santa Clara County. Anyone can be tested, and there are no requirements for testing criteria or insurance. Appointments are available seven (7) days a week.
To schedule your appointment at one of the four (4) locations below, visit: https://www.scvmc.org/patients-and-visitors/for-patients/Pages/covid-19-testing.aspx.
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center Milpitas
1325 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035
- St. Louise Regional Hospital - DePaul Health Center
18550 De Paul Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center Downtown
777 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center East Valley
1993 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116
Verily (Project Baseline) – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and PAL Stadium
Testing at the Fairgrounds is a drive-through service. PAL Stadium offers both walk-up and drive-through testing.
Appointments must be scheduled after completing the screening tool at https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/eligibility/. No phone reservations are allowed.
Both testing sites operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose
- San José PAL Stadium
680 S. 34th Street, San Jose
OptumServe Testing Sites - James Lick and Christopher High Schools
Appointments can be made by visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 1-888-634-1123. Phone reservations have long wait times.
Both sites operate from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- James Lick High School
57 North White Road, San Jose
- Christopher High School
850 Day Road, Gilroy.
Private Health Plan Provider Testing: If you are enrolled in VTA's Anthem Blue Cross HMO or Anthem Blue Cross PERS PPO plan, you have the option of contacting your provider to request a test. You must advise them that you are an essential worker. Optionally, you can use one of the eight (8) sites listed above to get tested.
Guidelines for Requesting Time Off
Employees are advised to be flexible in scheduling their appointments in consideration of VTA business needs. Employees are also required to notify their supervisor of their appointment time/confirmation prior to taking time off from work. Employees are required to return to work immediately upon test completion.
Time off will be coded excused paid leave if appointment conflicts with normal work hours. ATU-represented employees who are scheduling a test during their work hours are required to complete an Employee Sick Absence (blue form) at least 24 hours prior to their appointment.
Reporting Test Results to VTA
Upon receipt of your test results, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the HR confidential email inbox for all COVID-19 related items.
If your results are positive, notify your supervisor immediately, contact your doctor, and follow your doctor's instructions. Do not return to work until you have been advised by your supervisor to do so.
Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please call the VTA COVID-19 Hotline at 408-952-4110.International President John A. Costa has named Local 265-San Jose, CA Joint Workforce Investment (JWI) Apprenticeship Director Jamaine Gibson as the ATU Workforce Development Coordinator. Read more:
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We wish you a long, prosperous and safe career!