Free COVID-19 testing offered at Montebello Civic Center

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By Jose Ivan Cazares, Contributing Writer

MONTEBELLO — Los Angeles County has opened a COVID-19 test site at the Montebello Civic Center to expand testing access as new coronavirus case counts remain high.

The free drive-up testing site is open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, according to a press release from the office of county Supervisor Hilda Solis. Tests are available by appointment only. Proof of medical insurance is not required.

The testing site opens as new COVID-19 cases in the county continued to top 2,000 per day, and as related deaths totaled almost 5,000 on Aug. 5, according to data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The Montebello Civic Center, 1600 Beverly Blvd., is one of 150 COVID-19 testing sites in the county.

“L.A. County will continue to scale up its response by expanding access to free COVID-19 testing,” Solis said in the press release. “I want testing to be free, safe and accessible to anyone who needs to be tested.”

Those needing a COVID-19 test can make an appointment at the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s website or dial 211.

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