Mayor Eric Garcetti today opened a new COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos a day free of charge –– making it three times larger than any other location in L.A. County.
“Dodger Stadium is a place where Angelenos usually rally around a common goal of victories on the field –– and today, it is uniting us around a mission to save lives.” said Mayor Garcetti. “We will continue to grow our testing capacity, so we have the data and tools to get ahead of outbreaks, stop the spread of this virus, and inform our next steps toward getting businesses back online, workers back on the job, and people back to their lives.”
The new site will be the 36th across the county. To announce this significant milestone, Mayor Garcetti was joined by critical partners who helped make this step possible:
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who contributed the space in their stadium parking lot
Community Organized Response Effort (CORE), which is dedicating 60 staff to help operate the site
The Los Angeles Fire Department, which will oversee testing site logistics
To sign up for a testing appointment, visit coronavirus.lacity.org/testing.
Image via Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers