Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. announced this week that perhaps the most aggressive coronavirus testing campaign in Southern California began on April 15 at the Forum in Inglewood.
As cases for the novel coronavirus reached 25,884 in California, including 804 deaths, the state has increased efforts to test individuals as discussions to reopen the nation is pondered.
The COVID-19 test site will be open from 9a.m.-5p.m., seven days a week. Individuals will need to make an appointment online at www.coronavirus.LACity.org/testing.
“I am happy to announce that Inglewood will be hosting a new COVID-19 County of Los Angeles Test Site (at the Forum). The Inglewood COVID-19 Test Site will be open 7 days a week,” Butts stated.
Here’s What you should know about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected across the globe, including in the United States. COVID-19 usually causes mild disease such as fever and cough, but can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6ft) or through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes.