Beginning today Angelenos will not need an appointment to go to a city-run COVID-19 testing site


Beginning today Monday Angelenos will not need an appointment in order to get a COVID-19 test at a city-run testing site, the Mayor announced Thursday night.

"Just show up during normal operations Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. and you will get your test," Garcetti said. "You can still register ahead of time if you want that peace of mind but it is no longer necessary."

This is for LA City testing sites. For LA County, you still need to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test.

He said more than 4 million total tests have been performed in LA.

Additionally, 10 mobile vaccination teams will be put in the field by the end of next month in a new initiative by the city, the Mayor also announced.

Mayor Garcetti addressed the city Thursday night saying as of today, the city has administered more than 336,000 doses.

"We have used 96 percent of our city's allocated supply," Garcetti says. He said the city isn't receiving enough vaccines to meet the capacity. "Give us the supply and we can vaccinate everyone by July."

An express lane will be opened at Dodger Stadium on Monday for Access transportation services users.

The city of LA also announced on Thursday to KNX In-Depth that the large-scale city-run sites will be canceling appointments last Friday due to a delay of doses from severe weather.