The city of Los Angeles has established an online portal where high-risk residents can sign up to get tested for COVID-19.
As of Monday, Angelenos who believe they're among the most vulnerable during the outbreak can enter their information at www.lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.
The testing is limited to residents of Los Angeles. Eligible people include:
- Those with symptoms who are 65 and older.
- Those with symptoms who have underlying chronic health conditions.
- Those who are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure (with more than seven days of quarantine remaining).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms for the novel coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Emergency warning signs include but are not limited to: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.
Andrea Garcia from Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said testing is scheduled at four sites across the city from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m on Monday.
People with questions about the sign-up process can contact Mayor Eric Garcetti's office by calling 213-978-1028 or sending an email to email@example.com.
In a news conference on Sunday, Garcetti said those who qualify will be directed to a testing center, where they would need to show identification.
"It won't be perfect," the mayor said, anticipating flaws that would need to be worked out in the early days of the portal.
The city planned to expand the program to all Angelenos who need testing, Garcetti added.
In Riverside County, public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said residents within 50 miles of Riverside can check their eligibility to be tested at the Lake Elsinore Diamond baseball park by visiting www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/. Those who don't have access to the internet or are interested in testing in Coachella Valley can call 800-945-6172, Kaiser said.