LOS ANGELES - Appointments at drive-thru coronavirus testing centers in Los Angeles County were postponed due to rainy conditions, officials said Monday.
A week-long storm that hit Southern California beginning Sunday night was expected to bring moderate to heavy rain and even snow to elevations above 6000 feet. The storm was expected to hit its peak Monday and Tuesday.
Los Angeles County health officials plan to open more testing centers this week. Some of the testing sites are being operated by actor Sean Penn’s non-profit organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort).
According to the Los Angeles County website, drive-thru testing was available at the following locations:
• Antelope Valley Mall (1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 91768)
•Pomona Fairplex (Gate 17 - W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive)
•South Bay Galleria (1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278)
•Carbon Health - Echo Park - Walk-Up Only (2110 Sunset Blvd., Suite M, Los Angeles, CA 90026)
•Crenshaw Christian Center (7901 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044)
•Glendale Memorial Hospital (222 W. Eulalia St., Glendale, CA 91204)
•Hansen Dam Recreational Center (entrance on Osborne St., 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342)
•High Desert Medical Group (43839 15th St. W., Lancaster, CA 93534
• Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
• VA Parking Lot 15 (at corner of Constitution and Davis, 100 Constitution Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095
• Northridge Hospital Medical Center (18460 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325 (enter on Reseda Blvd.)
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It was unclear which testing centers would remain open.
Those who had their appointments canceled due to the rain have the option to have their appointments rescheduled.
Individuals eligible for testing at this time include:
•Those with symptoms who are 65 and older
•Those with symptoms who have underlying chronic health conditions
•Those who are subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine period due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure (with more than 7 days of quarantine remaining)