SAN FERNANDO (CNS) — In response to a ``significant spike'' in COVID- 19 cases in parts of the San Fernando Valley, what Mayor Eric Garcetti bills as a coronavirus testing super site will open on Tuesday.
The walk-up site will operate from 8 a.m. to4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, at San Fernando Recreation Park in San Fernando. It will be the 10th location where symptomatic and non-symptomatic Los Angeles County residents can get a free coronavirus test, according to Garcetti’s office.
Up to 3,000 people per day will be able to be tested at the site, which will soon be added to the city’s antigen testing pilot program.
San Fernando Park is located about four miles from the drive-thru site at Hansen Dam, and city officials hope the new site will provide testing for Angelenos in the area who do not have access to a vehicle.
The city uses weekly case numbers, demand, positivity rates and testing site capability to determine where to open testing sites. Up to 500 flu vaccines will also be available per day, and in the weeks ahead, the site will be added to the city's ongoing rapid antigen testing pilot, which will deliver COVID-19 test results within minutes to the program’s participants.