LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The City of Industry will compensate businesses who provide coronavirus testing to their employees.
The city launched a $300,000 program Monday that will offer reimbursement grants to local businesses who offer viral and antibody tests to their workers.READ MORE: LAUSD To Require Students, Staff Be Tested Weekly For COVID When In-Person Instruction Resumes
Any business with under 200 employees is eligible for the program. The grants will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Each business is only eligible for one grant.
All businesses within the city’s limits and with fewer than 200 employees are eligible for the testing reimbursement program. Each business can receive up to $15,000.READ MORE: Biden Ramps Up Vaccine Push With New Rules For Federal Workers And Call For $100 Payments
Once testing is completed, the eligible business will be able to submit their testing expenses for reimbursement. Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis with a one grant per business maximum.
Currently, coronavirus viral testing is free in L.A. County to both symptomatic and asymptomatic people, with dozens of testing sites across the region. However, due to a surge in cases, coupled with an online glitch with the registration system, some people are being forced to wait several days to even obtain a test.
Testing is by appointment only.MORE NEWS: Bob Odenkirk's Son Says Actor Will Be "OK" After Collapsing During Filming Of 'Better Call Saul' Final Season
On Monday, L.A. County reported a daily record of 2,903 new cases, along with 22 deaths. It brought the total number of countywide cases to 100,772, and the death toll to 3,326.