Several of Los Angeles County-run COVID-19 closed last weekend, but the city has announced that they will all be up and running on normal schedules again, Friday.
Testing site hours were affected by the countywide protests, with some closing completely and others closing early — but very few running at full capacity.
“While a majority of our testing sites have remained open, some sites have temporarily closed or have operated on modified hours during this week,” Dr. Christina Ghaly, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services said. “We are deeply grateful to the testing sites’ staff and healthcare providers who are committed to ensuring access to testing throughout L.A. County.”
In the midst of the George Floyd protests, Public Health put out a call for protesters to exercise caution, as they gathered in large groups over the last several days.
“Peaceful protests are so important, but I ask you all to look out for each other when coming together,” Dr. Ghaly said. “While you’re out with others, please wear cloth face coverings as much as possible. Please practice physical distancing. There’s a lot of risk of these gatherings becoming ‘super spreader’ events.”