The City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County have partnered to expand their free COVID-19 testing program. Now, any LA County resident with COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a test.
To check your eligibility and make an appointment, go to Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing.
Tests are no longer limited to the highest-risk populations. However, priority for same-day or next-day tests will still be given to:
- Symptomatic individuals with underlying health challenges
- People over 65 years old
- Health care professionals
- First responders
Testing is accelerating at an extraordinary pace. The day after authorities mandated the Safer at Home order, the City of Los Angeles introduced its first drive-through testing site. Now there are 13 such sites across LA County and – in partnership with the LA County Department of Public Health – approximately 30,000 tests should be completed by the end of this week.
Many public workers in the City of Los Angeles and in LA County are hard at work on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic, including our fellow Brothers and Sisters at SEIU 721. If you feel you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, do not hesitate to schedule a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.
It is so encouraging to see this partnership between the City of Los Angeles and LA County, which expands access to testing. Our union will continue advocating hard so that workers are provided with adequate PPE needed to continue serving the public.
Stay tuned for more news from us – and text SEIU to 31996 so you can get real-time updates on urgent union matters.