City to close COVID-19 testing sites due to civil unrest

Long Beach officials on Monday announced that all COVID-19 testing sites across the city will be closed due to civil unrest that broke out Sunday across the city.

The testing sites will be closed until further notice, officials said, “for the safety of the public and medical professionals.”

Largely peaceful protests Sunday afternoon turned violent and chaotic after looters ravaged businesses, destroyed police vehicles and clashed with authorities.

Long Beach test sites, all of which will be closed include:

  • Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.)
  • Long Beach City College, Veterans Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis Dr.)
  • Jordan High School (6500 Atlantic Ave.)
  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.)

Those who have appointments for testing on June 1 will not need to reschedule; their appointment will be honored any other day that the site is open.

New appointments are required for all testing sites and can be made online or by calling 562-570-4636.

Other facilities closed include:

  • The Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC), also located at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus
  • Long Beach City Hall (411 W. Ocean Blvd.)
  • Port of Long Beach Administration Building (415 W. Ocean Blvd.)
  • The business desk at Long Beach Police Department headquarters (400 W. Broadway)

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