LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A COVID-19 testing site was established at Echo Park Lake over the weekend and will be open again for testing tomorrow, replacing a previous site at 2044 Reservoir St.
People can get a free test at the location, which is being operated in partnership with CORE Response, Mondays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the site is closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Appointments are required and can be booked at coronavirus.lacity.org/testing.
The site -- between the park's children's playground and the lake -- was moved from Reservoir Street to provide a ``more convenient user experience'' amid a surge in COVID-19 cases related to the Omicron variant, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell said in an email to constituents Saturday.
On Sunday, Los Angeles County reported 43,883 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 additional deaths associated with the coronavirus.
``The extraordinarily high number of new cases reflects worrisome rates of community transmission,'' according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.