Garcetti makes several announcements during daily briefing including 2 new COVID-19 testing sites

Mayor Garcetti made several announcements on Monday during his daily briefing on the COVID-19 response efforts.

Garcetti announced an expansion of the program that provides meals to seniors. If you are 60-64 with an underlying health condition, or 65 or older, and need help with meals, please call 213-263-5226 for assistance.

Los Angeles County opens two new testing centers for COVID-19 starting on Wednesday with extended hours at: Northridge Fashion Center and Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza. To sign up go to

"The county can now test 18,500 people for the coronavirus each day and so far, 194,000 people have been tested countywide," Garcetti said.

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Mayor Garcetti says he signed an order today to require nursing facilities to provide notices to their employees, residents, and contractors of when COVID-19 testing will be made available to them.

Garcetti also said, "We have signed a contract with a hotel in Downtown L.A. to deliver more than 460 new rooms for Project Roomkey, bringing our total to more than 3,000 hotel/motel rooms across the county. This is a major milestone in our efforts. Every room can help save a life." 

As of Monday, more than 26,200 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in LA County, resulting in 1,256 deaths. Both figures are around half the statewide totals of 54,900 cases and 2,254 deaths reported.