A large-scale, drive-up COVID-19 testing site was opened Wednesday at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area.
Part of President Joe Biden’s “Increasing Community Access to Testing” program, the site will be jointly operated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the county Departments of Health Services, and Parks and Recreation, according to county Supervisor Hilda Solis’ office.
“The launch of this site at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area will bring testing resources directly to entire San Gabriel Valley, which has experienced a high volume of cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement from the supervisor’s office. “Many residents from this region are essential workers who work in nearby cities of Industry and Irwindale at manufacturing and industrial companies.”
The site will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a minimum of three weeks, with the potential to extend for additional three-week periods. It has a daily capacity of 1,000 tests.
Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1 or visiting covid19.lacounty.gov/testing. Testing is free, health insurance is not required, and immigration status will not be requested or taken into account, according to Solis’ office.