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Pico Rivera Launches Free Coronavirus Testing Tuesday For All Residents

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The city of Pico Rivera is launching free drive-up coronavirus testing for all its residents beginning Tuesday.

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A healthcare volunteer in protective gear grabs a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, test kit from a driver with a tong at a mobile test site in Los Angeles, Caifornia on May 6, 2020. - Some retailers in California, including bookstores, flower shops and clothing stores, will be allowed to reopen for business at the end of the week, the state's governor announced on Monday. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

The new site will begin providing free testing at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena at 9 a.m. To receive a test, you must make an appointment online first.

"No one will be denied," the city said in a news release. Priority will be given to city residents, but people from the surrounding area can also sign up.

The tests are being conducted in conjunction with the nonprofit group US Health Fairs, which is also doing free testing in the city of Carson.

Test results will be received within 24 to 36 hours, officials said.

As of Monday, Pico Rivera had 263 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Countywide, over 240,000 people have been tested, with 12 percent returning positive results for the disease.

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