Los Angeles County officials have provided a map of sites where residents can get tested for the novel coronavirus.
On April 29, L.A. Mayor Garcetti expanded testing to all the county’s residents, regardless of whether they have symptoms, making L.A. the first major U.S. city to do so.
The announcement came after a week that saw testing expanded to various types of essential workers, beginning with health care professionals, first responders and grocery store and pharmacy workers. And on April 22, the county said it would begin testing all residents at staff at nursing homes, including those with no symptoms.
About two weeks before that, on April 6, appointments were made available to all residents with symptoms of the respiratory disease.
Priority will still be give to those experiencing symptoms and groups considered at-risk, including senior citizens and people with underlying conditions.
Angelenos must make an appointment online.
Malibu is also offering testing at its City Hall at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road on April 6 through April 11. See the city’s website to learn who’s eligible and how to pre-register.
Malibu officials say the effort is made possible by a group called Covid Clinic and the emergency relief organization CORE, which has also made testing available at the Westminster Mall in Orange County on Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. More information can be found on www.covidclinic.org/core.
As of April 14, San Bernardino County was holding drive-thru testing events, with two scheduled per week in various locations.
Ventura County officials have announced setting up mobile testing sites but urged those who want to make an appointment to contact their medical providers.