Today, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that COVID-19 testing will be available. The testing will be provided by the city of Los Angeles.
"We're offering testing to Angelenos at highest risk first," Garcetti said. "Please help spread the word so we can deliver much-needed tests to as many vulnerable Angelenos as possible."
At this time, testing is limited in Los Angeles. We are working to expand testing as quickly as possible to provide this service to all Angelenos who need it.
For the moment, these tests are strictly limited to residents of Los Angeles who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable.
Individuals eligible for testing at this time 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 7 days of quarantine remaining)