HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) – The city of Hawthorne is set to open its first coronavirus testing center Wednesday.
The new walk-in testing center will open at the Ainsworth Sports Center, Hawthorne City Councilmember Haidar Awad announced Tuesday.READ MORE: LAUSD To Require Students, Staff Be Tested For COVID Weekly When Returning For In-Person Instruction
The site will offer free testing to residents of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox, El Segundo and West Athens.
Residents must first make an appointment to get tested. To sign up, click here.READ MORE: Bob Odenkirk's Son Says Actor Will Be "OK" After Collapsing During Filming Of 'Better Call Saul' Final Season
It’s one of 80 walk-in testing sites that were established as part of a state of California contract with OptumServe, a health services company.
There are 38 other testing sites across L.A. County, all but two of which are drive-thru only.
Last week, the county expanded free testing to all Angelenos, regardless of whether or not they are displaying symptoms. However, testing is prioritized to those displaying symptoms.