Some L.A. COVID-19 Testing Centers to Close during Weekend Heat Wave

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Some Los Angeles COVID-19 testing sites will be closed over the weekend due to a forecast of extreme heat and the Labor Day holiday.

The city's sites will be closed Saturday and Monday, and it doesn't operate sites on Sundays, but mobile testing units will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Liberty Park and the L.A. Downtown Medical Center.

The county released an altered schedule for its COVID-19 testing sites, with some closed on Monday but they will all be open Saturday, a county spokesperson said.

The sites that will be closed are:

-- Bellflower City Hall;

-- East Los Angeles College;

-- The Forum;

-- MLK Medical Campus; and

-- Montebello Civic Center.

County testing sites that will be open on Monday are:

-- Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach (normal hours);

-- College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.);

-- Rancho Los Amigos South Campus, 12840 Dahlia Ave., Downey (normal hours);

-- Palmdale Hammack Center, 815 E. Avenue Q6, Palmdale (8 a.m. to noon);

-- 14665 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City (normal hours);

-- Pomona Fairplex, Gate 17, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.);

-- San Gabriel Valley Airport, 4233 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.); and

-- South Gate Park, 9615 Pinehurst Ave., South Gate (normal hours).

The county said residents should first seek testing from their health care provider if they are symptomatic or have a known positive exposure. Those without a regular provider can call the 211 information line for assistance.

Appointments are required at testing sites. County residents who would like to make an appointment or check for availability at testing sites, including select CVS, Rite-Aid and other community-based testing sites, can go to or call 211 for more information.

The county said it continues to see transmission of COVID-19, and all residents are urged to celebrate the Labor Day holiday safely by practicing physical distancing, wearing face coverings in public, frequently washing hands and adhering to public health guidance.

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