PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/1/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 050120B
Subject:
City of Long Beach Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Site at Veterans Memorial Stadium
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media inquiries only)
jic@longbeach.gov (Media inquiries only)
RESIDENTS: Please call 562.570.INFO




Long Beach, CA - COVID-19 testing options continue to expand in Long Beach with the opening of another site today, May 1, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, through a partnership with Long Beach City College.

“Having a robust testing capacity is crucial to keeping people safe and gradually reopening the Long Beach economy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I’d like to thank Long Beach City College for their partnership.”

The new drive-through testing location is expected to provide as many as 100 tests daily. With this new site, the City can now test more than 700 people per day, in addition to another 250 people who are able to be tested at St. Mary Medical Center, increasing the daily testing capacity to approximately 1,000.

The Veterans Memorial Stadium site, located at 5000 E. Lew Davis St., is open seven days a week from 3 to 6 p.m.

Appointments are required and can be made by visiting the City’s COVID-19 testing page or by calling 562.570.INFO (4636). Appointment availability will be prioritized to those exhibiting symptoms, individuals who are over 65 years of age or have underlying chronic health conditions and frontline essential workers.

Testing appointments continue to be available for anyone exhibiting symptoms at one of the five other Long Beach testing locations:

  • Jordan High School, 6500 Atlantic Ave.
  • Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave.
  • St. Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave.
  • Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway
  • Beginning May 4: Jordan Plus High School, 171 W. Bort St.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.