L.A. is opening a coronavirus testing web site at Dodger Stadium



Dodger Stadium would possibly lastly host huge crowds, however not but for ballgames. On Tuesday town is planning to open a brand new drive-through coronavirus testing web site on the stadium, Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday.

“This web site isn’t particular simply due to the place it’s and all these wonderful recollections now we have of going to Chavez Ravine to see the boys in blue play. It’s exceptional as a result of we’ll have the ability to check as much as 6,000 folks a day,” Garcetti stated.

“That’s thrice bigger than any testing web site that now we have. And we’ve designed the positioning to maneuver as many individuals as shortly by that web site as doable, assuaging lengthy wait instances and lengthy strains.”

The town will associate with the Los Angeles Fireplace Division and the nonprofit Group Organized Aid Effort to function the positioning within the stadium parking zone, Garcetti stated. Donated huge screens will present movies of “tips on how to full a check, so when drivers get to the entrance of the road, they’ll know precisely what to do and tips on how to do it shortly.”

The brand new testing web site will open after what’s anticipated to be a hot Memorial Day weekend, one which officers fear will carry L.A. residents in touch with each other as some seashore parking tons and recreation areas open.

Garcetti has been encouraging residents to get examined, with or with out signs.

“When you’ve got a cough and also you don’t know if it’s simply allergic reactions or if you happen to’ve been round anyone that’s been exhibiting signs,” Garcetti stated, residents can discover a testing web site or join a check by calling (213) 978-1028 or visiting town’s coronavirus website.

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