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What We Know About Getting A Coronavirus Test In LA

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A volunteer in personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a specimen bag while conducting drive-through coronavirus testing at Malibu City Hall on April 8, 2020 in Malibu, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Access to testing has been one of the biggest frustrations of the coronavirus pandemic — during those critical early weeks, testing was in short supply, leaving many without answers as to whether their illness was indeed COVID-19.

As the weeks have gone by, local officials have secured tens of thousands more tests and opened up additional locations around the region for people to go get tested. That's made testing gradually more accessible for people with symptoms.

Now, if you're in the county of L.A., you can apply online to get approved for a test — and you don't have to be in a high-risk group in order to get an appointment.

Things are changing day by day, so we made a guide that we'll keep updated on how to get tested for the coronavirus in L.A. You can read it below.

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