County of Los Angeles Begins Rolling Out COVID-19 Drive-Up Mobile Testing for Those Who Meet Testing Criteria
The City of West Hollywood is responding to community needs and providing regular updates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and the City has been taking regular action to safeguard public health during the coronavirus emergency.
The City is getting the word out about drive-up COVID-19 mobile testing sites for that have opened across Los Angeles County. The County is currently working on expanding this network and increasing testing capacity as quickly as possible to meet community needs.
"Every community is concerned about expanding testing and West Hollywood is doing everything we can to get more test kits and more testing locations into the community," said West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico. "We're grateful to our partners at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for expanding testing options and to the medical providers in our City and surroundings who are helping to connect patients to testing."
There are current restrictions in place for those seeking to be tested, and you must book an appointment online. Tests are limited to those who would be most at risk for severe complications from COVID-19, or those who have been exposed to a confirmed case.
You can be tested if you are:
- 65 and older and/or
- Have underlying health conditions, including: diabetes; heart disease; hypertension; chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; people who are immunocompromised, including as a result of cancer treatment; and/or
- Have been subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period because they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have more than 7 days of the 2-week quarantine period remaining.
If you believe you meet these criteria, get more information and sign up at http://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing. Those without an appointment will not be able to be tested.
If you or someone you know develops COVID-19 symptoms – such as fever, shortness of breath, or pain – call (do not immediately visit) a healthcare provider to determine next steps. Your healthcare provider may have access to testing.
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at:
- Spectrum Channel 10 (in West Hollywood)
- AT&T U-verse Channel 99 (in Southern California)
- SmartTV Apps: AndroidTV; AppleTV; FireTV; and Roku
For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news. To receive urgent updates to your phone by text and to your email, text your ZIP code to 888-777.
For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or email@example.com.