COVID-19 testing sites see thousands of vacant appointments

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

COVID-19 testing sites across L.A. have thousands of empty appointment slots. In July, about 130,000 people were tested weekly. Now, about 74,000 people visit every week. — NBC Los Angeles

Local hotel employees and other service workers are fearful of having increased exposure to the coronavirus, as guests and tourists fail to wear masks. — KCRW


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Yesterday, California surpassed 15,000 coronavirus-related deaths. L.A. County has the highest death toll with 6,353, followed by Riverside and Orange Counties. — KCRA

Hollywood labor unions reached a deal with studios to resume filming and production. The agreement mandates regular COVID-19 testing schedules for employees, paid coronavirus sick leave and personal protective equipment guidelines. — CBS Los Angeles

Pedestrians walk the Echo Park Lake trail counter-clockwise to adhere to current safety guidelines. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

This article first appeared on Los Angeleno and is shared with their permission in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave. You can subscribe for news and features from Los Angeleno here.

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