Those workers join a growing, but still limited list of people who can now register for the tests, even without symptoms, at more than 30 test sites sprinkled across LA County.
They join a limited list of workers that can now register for the tests.
By ELIZABETH CHOU | [email protected] | Daily News
PUBLISHED: April 27, 2020 at 5:43 p.m. | UPDATED: April 27, 2020 at 6:24 p.m.
Delivery, taxi, ride-share and other transportation workers without symptoms will be able to sign up for the city and county’s free COVID-19 tests starting Tuesday, April 28, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
Those workers join a growing, but still limited list of people who can now register for the tests, even without symptoms, at more than 30 test sites sprinkled across the county.
The announcement, made during Monday evening’s briefing, came less than a week after Garcetti had also expanded asymptomatic testing to other “front-line” employees: grocery, healthcare, first-responder and critical government workers. Such workers will need to inquire with their supervisors about the testing.
Others from the general public who want to sign-up for the free COVID-19 tests will still need to be experiencing symptoms. LA city and county’s test registration site is here.
Garcetti also said the city is expanding its senior meal delivery program, with the help of state and federal funding. He said seniors interested in learning if they qualify and signing up for the meal delivery program should call (213) 263-5226, or visit the city website.
The program will also be employing workers through a program spearheaded by a labor union, Unite Here Local 11, that trains hospitality workers to employ restaurant and hotel workers who have been hit by novel coronavirus public health measures that led to some restaurants closing or scaling back their businesses, Garcetti said.
He added that taxicab drivers will also begin making deliveries for the meal delivery program.