Under Heavy Demand, Long Beach Restricts Who Can Get Tested for COVID-19
New cases and hospitalizations for coronavirus are up and so is the demand for testing.
In Long Beach, more than 12,000 tests were administered last week, putting a strain on city-run test sites open to all, including those without symptoms.
Starting tomorrow, tests will be limited to Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Paramount, and Compton residents. Long Beach Health and Human Services director Kelly Colopy said:
"People from other cities will be directed to county facility testing or other private testing options as they become available. So if you're signing up for a test in Long Beach, you must be from Long Beach or one of those other cities."
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