Unhealthy Air Quality Prompts Select LA County COVID-19 Testing Sites to Close in Affected Areas
Due to safety concerns from the unhealthy air quality in smoke-impacted regions across LA County, the following LA County COVID-19 testing sites will close today, Thursday, Sept. 10 and tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 11:
- College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita)
- East LA College (Monterey Park)
- Pomona Fairplex Gate 17 (Pomona)
- San Gabriel Valley Airport (El Monte)
- Montebello Civic Center (Montebello)
- Panorama City (Panorama)
All residents who had a testing appointment at an impacted testing site will be notified via email to reschedule their appointment. For residents who did not provide an email, a notification will be made via phone call. Same-day appointments are still available at testing sites across LA County. Residents who would like to make an appointment or reschedule their appointment at a convenient location not impacted by poor air quality should visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing or call 2-1-1.
Testing is also widely available within the provider community. Residents who have a regular source of care should first seek testing from their healthcare provider if they are symptomatic or have a known positive exposure. Those without a regular provider can call the County’s 2-1-1 information line for assistance.
Smoke from the two major local wildfires – the El Dorado Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains, and the Bobcat Fire burning north of Azusa and Glendora in the Angeles National Forest – is producing substantial amounts of wildfire smoke, which can be harmful to your health. Symptoms from wildfire smoke include burning eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, headaches and illness (i.e., bronchitis). Those with sensitive conditions can experience difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, fatigue and chest pain. Please click here for a list of recommendations on how to protect your health from the harmful effects of the current unhealthy air quality.
For the latest information on testing site closures and to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test, please visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.