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Pasadena COVID-19 Testing Site Affected by Protests

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 9:37 am
 

Los Angeles County has closed or imposed limited hours at more than a dozen COVID-19 testing sites, including one in Pasadena, because of safety concerns related to sometimes violent protests and looting following last week’s death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The L.A. County Department of Health Services said ChapCare Pasadena at 1595 N. Lake Ave. will close at 5 p.m.

Other sites closing early stretch from Santa Monica to South El Monte.

Four testing locations in West Covina, Commerce, South Gate and Redondo Beach are temporarily closing.

L.A. County said patients registered for appointments are being called or notified by email or a phone call.

“Los Angeles County is in the midst of fighting an unprecedented pandemic while also facing a state of emergency that impacts public safety. Public health remains a key concern and testing remains a priority as we continue to battle the coronavirus,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. “We are continuing to ensure that our testing sites are safe for both patients and staff.”

Updated information on closures can be found at

https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.

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