Any L.A. Resident Can Now Be Tested for Coronavirus — for Free

Los Angeles has become the first major city to offer all residents coronavirus testing free of charge.

The expanded testing, which is offered to all residents of the county, has already proven popular. According to the mayor, around 10,000 tests were conducted at city-run testing sites less than 24 hours after his Wednesday announcement. If necessary, the city believes it could provide up to 50,000 tests a day.

“We have over 300,000 tests that are stockpiled from the folks that we get the tests from, and it’s not that we’re saying, ‘Hey, don’t give those to other cities or other places, we want them for ourselves for this,’” Garcetti said. “They’re confident that they’re able to continue meeting the demands of others and be able for us to expand the number that we are doing.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times