All residents of Los Angeles County can now get tested for coronavirus, and and there is no limit on the number of tests people can get.
Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles announced Wednesday evening that Los Angeles is now the first U.S. city to offer all residents of LA County COVID-19 tests without any restrictions for symptoms. Additionally, people will also be able to get retested at a later date with no limit on the number of tests someone can get.
Those with symptoms will be given first priority, but Garcetti encouraged even asymptomatic residents to get tested. Until now, only residents with symptoms as well as essential workers could be tested. Officials say expanded testing is essential to getting a better sense of how many people have the virus — data that could be used to ease stay-at-home rules.
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