Free COVID-19 testing offered at Food 4 Less in Westlake after 28 employees test positive

Grocery workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 will have access to free COVID-19 testing Friday at the Food 4 Less in Westlake, where more than two dozen cases have been confirmed.

Union officials said 28 workers at the Food 4 Less, 1700 W. Sixth St., have contracted COVID-19.

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Funding for the testing is being provided by Councilman Gil Cedillo's office. The COVID-19 testing will also be available to the public, and no appointments need to be made, according to Cedillo's office.

"We urge residents and UFCW Local 770 workers to take advantage of the free walk-up testing provided in partnership with Mayor (Eric) Garcetti's office and the Los Angeles Fire Department at Food 4 Less," Cedillo said.

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"Please take advantage of this service to benefit both community members andthe essential workers who service us at Food 4 Less."

Testing will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

"I'm really proud that our efforts to draw attention to challenges we are facing as essential workers led to this free testing event," Jeanne Coleman, a cashier at Food 4 Less, said in a statement.

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