PRESS RELEASE

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

12/30/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 123021
Subject:
City-Run COVID-19 Testing Clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus Will Not Open Today Due to Rain Event; Appointments Honored at Other Locations
Only those with appointments will be seen at Veterans Stadium
Contact:
Long Beach COVID-19 Information Line
562.570.4636






Due to forecasted rain today, December 30, the City-run testing clinic at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) will temporarily modify its schedule and not open.

Those with testing appointments today at PCC will have their appointments honored at the same time at either of the following testing clinics today: Veterans Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.) or the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.). Upon arrival, those with appointments at PCC should let the registration team know of their original appointment location and provide the confirmation number given at the time of scheduling.

The testing clinic at Veterans Stadium will shift operations and not offer a drive-thru option. Staff will be onsite to direct people with appointments on where to go to receive their test. If the rain clears, operations will resume normally. Only those with appointments will be seen at Veterans Stadium.

Appointments are strongly encouraged at the testing clinic at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park due to the high demand. Non-appointment walk-ups at this site are still available if needed, however, please be prepared for longer than usual wait times. 

The modified vaccine and testing schedule for the rain event today, Dec. 30 will be as follows:

Testing Schedule
  • Veterans Stadium, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Vaccination Schedule
  • El Dorado Park West (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.), 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

As a reminder, City-run vaccine and testing clinics will have modified hours for the holiday. On Friday, Dec. 31, the only testing sites that will be open are LBCC - PCC and the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and all vaccine sites will be closed. On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, all vaccine and testing sites will be closed.

With such high demand due to the holiday, combined with inclement weather and the surge in cases, it is important for people to make testing appointments and arrive according to their scheduled date and time. This will ensure that testing clinics are adequately prepared with staff and resources to maximize testing operations. People should get tested if any symptoms are present or if they have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected to have the virus, regardless of vaccination status. To schedule your appointment, visit longbeach.gov/covid19testing or call 562.570.4636.

The Health Department continues to urge everyone to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 cases, as well as preventing hospitalization, serious illness or death among breakthrough cases of the virus. To view the most up-to-date vaccine clinic schedule, including holiday closures, and to schedule your appointment, visit longbeach.gov/vaxLB or call 562.570.4636.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, 562.441.3590, Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov.