Los Angeles to Start Testing High-Risk Residents for Coronavirus

The city of Los Angeles will be making testing for the novel coronavirus available beginning today for high-risk residents who are showing symptoms. Residents can also report their conditions through a new online portal at lacovidprod.service-now.com.

People who are eligible to be tested for COVID-19 include residents 65 and older, those with underlying health conditions and people who are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

"COVID-19 testing is available today provided by @LACity. We're offering testing to Angelenos at highest risk first. Please help spread the word so we can deliver much-needed tests to as many vulnerable Angelenos as possible. Learn more & sign up for a test," Mayor Garcetti said in a tweet Monday morning.

It wasn't immediately clear how many tests the city had available.

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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