COVID-19 Testing for All ExpandedRelease Date: 2020-06-09
All Long Beach residents can now receive COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms, at three City-operated testing sites. While testing for non-symptomatic residents has been available, we are expanding the number of locations.
Appointment availability will continue to be prioritized for those who are exhibiting symptoms, individuals who are 65 years old or older and those with underlying health conditions.
Widespread testing, along with robust contact tracing, is an important tool in our fight against COVID-19. Everyone in Long Beach who wants to be tested for coronavirus should feel free to sign up for an appointment at any one of the City-operated testing locations.
Also, effective June 16, Long Beach has new hours for some test sites (sites with testing for asymptomatic Long Beach residents are marked with an asterisk).
Three test sites have new hours effective today, June 16, as follows:
- *Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Avenue), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays
- *Jordan High School (6500 Atlantic Avenue), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays
- *Veterans Memorial Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis Street), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Hours are unchanged at the following sites:
- Drive-through testing at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (1305 Pacific Coast Highway), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week
- The Rapid Assessment Clinic at LBCC, Pacific Coast Campus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week
- Jordan Plus (171 W. Bort Street), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays
St. Mary Medical Center (1050 Linden Avenue) will operate from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Thursday, June 18, its final day of operation as a testing site.
Mobile testing continues to be available for those who cannot leave their residences for various reasons (such as mobility issues or underlying health conditions). Mobile testing can be done at residences or facilities such as sober living homes, skilled nursing facilities, and other congregate facilities. To request mobile testing, complete the form available here or call the Public Health Info Line at (562) 570-4636 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Testing is available Monday through Friday.
Testing for City residents without symptoms first began May 28 at one testing site (Cabrillo High School).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the City has administered more than 54,000 tests and have increased testing capacity to be able to test more than 1,000 people per day.
Mayor Robert Garcia