Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday another coronavirus testing site will open at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. The stadium will test as many as 6,000 people a day, three times the capacity of the city’s other testing sites.
According to Garcetti, large screens will show footage of how the test works to drivers waiting in line, in an effort to make testing quick and keep lines moving.
Any Los Angeles County resident can get their test for free, but must make an appointment online ahead of time. Priority will be given to those with symptoms and for front-line workers.
This isn’t the first time the Dodgers have stepped up to the plate in efforts to fight the pandemic, which has claimed 2,049 lives across the county as of Friday evening. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation came to bat with a $10,000 grant for Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund.
The money will will help families in the most under-served communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, directly providing internet access and technology hardware for 5,000 low-income households in South and East Los Angeles while schools remain closed in compliance with coronavirus stay-at-home rules.
As of Friday, the county has tested more than 412,000 people.