Online registration began Thursday for a free coronavirus antibody testing program that will be offered for six days over the next two weeks in the parking lot of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
The free testing is being offered through a partnership between the mall, Intentional Talk Radio and Orange County-based nonprofit GUARDaHEART. Testing will be offered on an appointment basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14 at Stocker and Victoria View Park avenues.
The tests are designed to detect COVID-19 antibodies, which indicate that the test subject was at one time infected with the coronavirus.
“This will help ensure people of Los Angeles to know whether they have developed COVID-19 antibodies, as we work to reopen our community,” GUARDaHEART founder Estrella Harrington said in a statement. “It will help slow the spread and reduce the risk of community spread. We want to ensure finances are no obstacle to battling the COVID-19 virus and ensure a safe reopening.”
The testing will be offered no charge. People can schedule a test at www.guardaheart.org. Walk-up testing will also be available, but people without appointments may experience longer wait times.
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