PRESS RELEASE

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

8/19/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081920
Subject:
City Partners With Nonprofit Group to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Long Beach
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.INFO
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities will be available in Long Beach starting August 19 at the Queen Mary through the services of COVID Clinic, a public-benefit nonprofit corporation, to expand coronavirus testing capacity and help meet community demand.

“Testing continues to be critical to containing the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We will continue working with our local partners to build out a testing network that makes testing available to anyone who needs a test.”

COVID Clinic will offer a combined 500 tests per day at the new site and will provide Long Beach residents with testing services for a fee. Rapid COVID-19 testing ($150) and antibody testing ($125) will be available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. beginning August 18 at the Queen Mary parking lot (1126 Queens Hwy.). The cost of testing can be submitted for reimbursement through a patient’s health insurance. The City’s public sites, which have a combined capacity of 1,400 tests per day, will continue to provide free testing. 

The City has worked with public and private partners to greatly expand testing since declaring a Local Health Emergency on March 4. There are now several ways for a person to be tested for COVID-19 in Long Beach, including through medical providers, at CVS and Rite Aid, at City-and State-operated testing sites and via mobile testing. Details regarding all testing options are available online.

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

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