COVID-19 testing
Drive-through COVID-19 testing. Courtesy OnScene.TV

One Year Ago (Monday, August 31, 2020)…The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services said Monday it has conducted 100,000 COVID-19 tests at city-administered sites, meeting a critical need of the COVID-19 pandemic and far exceeding the state’s requirement.

“Long Beach is committed to making COVID-19 testing available to anyone who needs one,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “COVID-19 is still a relatively new virus and it is absolutely critical we continue widespread testing to keep our community safe.”

Anyone who suspects that they have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their personal health care provider first, if they have one. There also are six free COVID-19 testing sites in Long Beach:

— Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, weekdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

— Jordan Plus High School, 171 W. Bort St., weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

— Long Beach City College, Veterans Stadium, 500 E. Lew Davis Drive, weekdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.;

— Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., weekends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.;

— Harbor District, 2100 W. Anaheim St., weekdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.; and

— Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC) at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus, weekdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointments are available up to three days in advance and can be made online or by calling the city’s COVID-19 Info Line at 562-570-4636. Free testing is offered to all residents of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Paramount and Compton.

As of Monday, the Jordan Plus High School testing site will have the capacity to administer more than 250 additional tests per day and will be open to all regardless of residency.

Mobile testing also continues to be available for residents who are not able to leave their residence due to mobility issues, underlying health conditions or other issues.

To request mobile testing, individuals may complete an online form or call the city’s COVID-19 Info Line. Mobile testing is available Monday through Friday.

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