City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has conducted 100,000 COVID-19 tests at City-administered sites, meeting a critical need of the COVID-19 pandemic and far exceeding the State’s requirement.
“Long Beach is committed to making COVID-19 testing available to anyone who needs one,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “COVID-19 is still a relatively new virus and it is absolutely critical we continue widespread testing to keep our community safe.”
Anyone who suspects that they have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their personal healthcare provider first, if they have one. There also are six free COVID-19 testing sites in Long Beach:
Appointments are available up to three days in advance and can be made online or by calling the City’s COVID-19 Info Line at 562.570.INFO (4636). Free testing is offered to all residents of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Paramount and Compton.
Starting Monday, August 31, the Jordan Plus High School testing site (171 W. Bort St.) will have the capacity to administer more than 250 additional tests per day and will be open to all regardless of residency.
Mobile testing also continues to be available for residents who are not able to leave their residence due to mobility issues, underlying health conditions or other issues. To request mobile testing, individuals may complete an online form or call the City’s COVID-19 Info Line. Mobile testing is available Monday through Friday.
“We have worked extremely hard to meet demand and provide opportunities for free testing for our residents,” said Sandy Wedgeworth, Manager of Public Health Emergency Management. “We've overcome challenges that many have faced, surpassing expectations with the number of tests we are able to provide to the community.”
The City remains committed to making testing available to all Long Beach residents. To date, Long Beach has conducted 181,839 COVID-19 tests through City-run sites, a State-run site and private labs. Combined, there will be capacity to conduct nearly 1,900 free tests across the city, the most robust testing capacity to date.
As of August 28, there have been 10,437 COVID-19 cases in Long Beach, and 212 people have died from the virus. Approximately 9,387 individuals have recovered.
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.