The City of Torrance announced Sunday that will provide free in-home COVID-19 testing to at-risk senior residents.

The in-home testing program will begin Tuesday, April 21, said Assistant Fire Chief Alec Miller of Torrance’s Emergency Medical Services Division.

The Torrance Cares 4 Seniors, COVID-19 nasal swab test will be administered by Torrance Fire Department personnel. The process takes between 5 and 10 minutes and results will be available in three to four days, Miller said.

Torrance residents in the highest-risk categories are eligible for in-home testing if they currently have symptoms. This includes individuals with COVID-19 symptoms who are 65 and older; have underlying health conditions such as: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma or people who are immuno-compromised, including those compromised as a result of cancer treatment, Miller said.

Starting April 20, appointments will be available up to three days in advance. Those qualified can call 310-320-5918 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule a test, or go online at

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