PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

7/16/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 071620
Subject:
City of Long Beach Announces Changes to Testing Sites and Hours to Boost Capacity for COVID-19 Testing
Capacity allows for more than 1,400 tests per day
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.INFO




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has made changes to the hours of operation at City-run COVID-19 testing sites effective July 15.

“Testing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach continues to offer free testing for residents during this time, and asks everyone do their part to keep themselves, their families, the community and especially our healthcare workers safe.”

The new testing hours will enable the City, together with the State-run site at Jordan Plus High School, a capacity of more than 1,400 per day (up from 1,000)—the most robust testing capacity ever for the City and nearly double the State’s requirement. 

The following City-operated testing sites are available:

  • Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Long Beach City College Veterans Memorial Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The hours at the following testing site remain unchanged:

  • Jordan Plus High School (171 W. Bort St.), which provides testing for symptomatic individuals and essential workers, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on weekdays. Non-vehicle-based testing is available at Jordan Plus.

The Rapid Assessment Clinic at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.) will continue providing non-vehicle-based testing for symptomatic patients, and limited healthcare, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Symptomatic individuals who cannot get a test can also visit this site for a free medical assessment. Walk-up appointments are available only at the Rapid Assessment Clinic for individuals experiencing symptoms. The other testing sites are by appointment only. 

While the testing site located at Jordan High School has closed, capacity for testing has shifted to the other existing locations.

Mobile testing also continues to be available for individuals who are not able to leave their residence for various reasons, such as mobility issues or underlying health conditions. Mobile testing can be done at residences or facilities such as sober living homes, skilled nursing facilities and other congregate facilities. To request mobile testing, complete the form available here or call the Public Health Info Line at (562) 570-4636 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Mobile testing is available Monday through Friday.

Appointments can be made online or by calling 562.570.INFO (4636). Free testing is offered to all residents of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Paramount and Compton. Appointment time slots will be made available up to three days in advance.

The City remains committed to making testing available to all Long Beach residents. To date, Long Beach has conducted more than 103,000 COVID-19 tests through City-run sites, a State-run site and private labs. In addition to these public testing options, individuals can receive COVID-19 testing through their healthcare provider. COVID-19 cases now number 6,252 in Long Beach, and 157 people have died from the virus.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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