PRESS RELEASE

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

5/1/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 050120
Subject:
COVID-19 Testing Options Continue to Expand in Long Beach
Asymptomatic frontline essential workers can now receive testing at multiple locations
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 - Effective April 30, all frontline essential workers can receive free COVID-19 testing at select Long Beach testing locations. Testing availability also continues for those who are symptomatic.

Now, all frontline essential workers, including those who are symptomatic and asymptomatic, can receive free testing if they have a concern of a potential COVID-19 exposure. Frontline essential workers include first responders and employees of essential businesses identified by the Long Beach Health Order. Frontline essential workers can make an appointment to test at one of the following three testing locations within Long Beach:

  • Jordan Plus High School (walk-up testing), 171 W. Bort St.
  • Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus* (drive-up testing), 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway
  • St. Mary Medical Center (drive-up testing), 1050 Linden Ave.

Appointments are required for all testing sites. Priority will continue to go to those exhibiting symptoms and individuals who are over 65 years of age or have underlying chronic health conditions. Frontline essential workers wanting to schedule an appointment may visit the testing page on the City’s COVID-19 website or call 562.570.INFO (4636).

Testing availability also continues for anyone exhibiting symptoms, whether they are an essential worker or not, at one of the following six testing locations in Long Beach:

  • 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
  • Long Beach City College, Veterans Memorial Stadium, 5000 E. Lew Davis St.
  • Beginning May 4: Jordan Plus High School, 171 W. Bort St.

Once the Jordan Plus High School testing location begins full operations on May 4, Long Beach will have the capacity to test approximately 1,000 people per day.

Long Beach remains committed to making testing available to all residents of our City. We are prioritizing all symptomatic residents and asymptomatic frontline workers in the days ahead and hope to expand that soon.

*If the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus testing location is listed as “not available” when making an appointment, that means the location is full for the day.

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.