MONTEBELLO (CBSLA) — Three new COVID-19 testing sites opened Monday in Montebello, South Gate and Panorama City as part of Los Angeles County’s effort to expand access to “high-need areas.”

Dressed in protective gear, university student working on her master’s degree Jacquelyn Augustine displays information for arranging COVID-19 testing amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 8, 2020, on the first day of testing at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine in south Los Angeles. – California has ramped up coronavirus testing recently but is still way behind other US states as cases across the country top 402,000 with over 13,000 deaths. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Appointments will be available Monday at South Gate Park, 4900 Southern Ave.; Tuesday at Montebello Civic Center, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd.; and Wednesday at 14665 Roscoe Blvd. in Panorama City.

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According to the LA County Emergency Operations Center, the three sites will have the capacity to test almost 2,000 residents a day, five days a week, by the end of this week.

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The city of Los Angeles also continues to deploy mobile testing units to areas like the Nickerson Gardens housing development and in Boyle Heights – where teams offered testing to residents last week. A testing site was also recently opened at the Veterans Affairs’ Parking Lot 15 at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Testing is prioritized for people who have symptoms or at high risk of contracting the virus and essential workers, but any Los Angeles County resident can make an appointment for a test. For availability or the full list of testing sites, visit or Testing is also offered at select CVS, Rite-Aid, Federally Qualified Health Centers and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services-operated health centers.

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