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LA City Offers COVID-19 Testing, Starting With Highest Risk Individuals

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Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that the city of Los Angeles will offer testing for the new coronavirus, beginning with those who are most at risk.

According to Garcetti’s announcement, those individuals 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)

For more information and to find out if you are eligible, visit the city’s information site.

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