PRESS RELEASE

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

5/28/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 052820B
Subject:
Long Beach Expands COVID-19 Testing to Include People Without Symptoms
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 - Starting this weekend, all Long Beach residents, regardless of symptoms, can receive COVID-19 testing at the Cabrillo High School testing location.

“Expanding testing options is critical as we continue to reopen our economy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “It allows us to identify who has the virus, isolate cases, slow transmission and save lives.”

Effective May 30, the Cabrillo High School testing site, located at 2001 Santa Fe Ave., will offer COVID-19 testing to any resident who wants to be tested, whether they are exhibiting symptoms or not. Previously, only essential workers who were asymptomatic could be tested at City testing locations. The expanded testing is intended to provide testing availability for those who suspect or are concerned they have COVID-19.

The Cabrillo High School testing site is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments are required and can be made online or by calling 562.570.INFO (4636). Appointment availability will continue to be prioritized for those exhibiting symptoms and individuals who are over 65 years of age or have underlying chronic health conditions.

The City remains committed to making testing available to all Long Beach residents. To date, Long Beach has conducted over 30,000 COVID-19 tests through four City-run sites, St. Mary Medical Center, a state-run site and private labs. In addition to these public testing options, individuals can receive COVID-19 testing through their healthcare provider.

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.