Coronavirus testing sites open to general public

The line of cars wrapped around the block twice at the Warner Center COVID-19 free testing center for Los  Angeles city residents, who can now get tested even if they are showing no symptoms of the virus.

The first day of the program went relatively smoothly, despite some issues:

-- Not getting through online or getting a message reading that all appointments were taken. If you get this, keep trying, or choose a different location -- some are open on weekends. You can also call 211, and make an appointment that way.

-- Long lines makes it advisable to show up an hour early during peak hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- People with no cars can get tested, but they have to make appointments before.

Finally, be patient. It should get better as more centers open.