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California adds online triage for coronavirus to help with test shortages

By Rachel Becker, CalMatters

California still does not have enough capacity to test for coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday, despite furious efforts by private, university and government laboratories to scale up to handle thousands of more patients.

To help triage the crush of Californians in the Bay Area who want to be tested for the novel coronavirus, Newsom announced a new website created in partnership with Alphabet’s subsidiary Verily that will provide screening and testing support.

Starting Monday, Californians with mild symptoms or who are concerned about exposure can take a questionnaire that