Los Angeles First Major US City To Offer Free Testing

Courthouse News reports:

Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti announced today that LA will now offer free coronavirus testing for all residents, becoming the first major city in the United States to do so.

Garcetti made the announcement Wednesday evening during a press conference where he made clear that all residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of whether or not they are currently displaying coronavirus symptoms, would have the opportunity to immediately sign up for Covid-19 testing.

While this widespread testing would be available for everybody, however, the mayor added that those with symptoms will still take priority moving forward. Garcetti said that LA has the resources needed to enforce this new testing measure effectively and that residents are encouraged to get themselves tested as quickly and safely as possible.