Long Beach to Reopen COVID-19 Testing Sites; Curfew Continues

3 Jun

After closing the city-run COVID-19 testing sites on June 1 and June 2 for the safety of the public and medical professionals, according to a press release of June 2, most sites will reopen Wednesday, June 3.

Mayor Robert Garcia said, “We still have a health crisis in Long Beach and it’s critical that we get back to testing residents.”

The press release also announced the City of Long Beach is expanding the access to COVID-19 testing with a new mobile service for residents who can’t travel, including individuals at personal residences and those at skilled nursing and long-term facilities and sober-living homes.

Test sites to reopen with modified hours are: Long Beach City College – Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and, Jordan High School, 6500 Atlantic Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Jordan Plus, 171 W. Bort St. and St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden St. did not close and remain open. New appointments are required for all testing sites and can be made online at http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/ or by calling 562-570-4636.

Testing at Veterans Memorial Stadium remains closed until further notice.

The Rapid Assessment Clinic at LBCC PCC will also reopen June 3, with hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, in an email form Mayor Robert Garcia, June 3, the curfew will continue throughout Los Angeles County, for June 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  However, the Mayor acknowledged the previous night was safe.

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