Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city is making novel coronavirus testing available beginning Monday to high-risk residents who are showing symptoms, and they can report their conditions through a new online portal.
People who are eligible to be tested for COVID-19 include residents 65 and older, those who have underlying health conditions and people subject to mandatory 14-day quarantines.
“Please help spread the word so we can deliver much-needed tests to as many vulnerable Angelenos as possible,” Garcetti said via a Twitter posting.
The online portal, available at lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs, asks people if they are feeling any symptoms, and if they select “yes,” a tab drops down for the user to input their contact information.
It was not immediately clear how many tests the city has at its disposal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of the coronavirus include having a fever, shortness of breath and a dry cough.
More information on the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak can be found at coronavirus.lacity.org.
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