Truck drivers, longshoremen and those working at the Port of Long Beach now have convenient access to free drive-up COVID-19 testing within the Harbor District.
Testing is now available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays at a vacant lot at 2100 W. Anaheim St. Thanks to funding from the port, Long Beach’s Department of Health and Human Services is able to provide as many as 200 free COVID-19 tests a day. This site is in addition to five other testing locations throughout Long Beach, as well as mobile tests for those who can not leave their homes.
The port is focused on the health and well-being of its entire workforce, said Port Executive Director Mario Cordero.
“These are the men and women who keep cargo moving and ensure the safe delivery of goods and healthcare supplies to the rest of the country,” Cordero said. “We hope this free COVID-19 testing site will provide another layer of assurance for our labor and industry partners.”
Port workers can register on-site. The general public may also have access to this site but must make an appointment at http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-testing or at 562-570-INFO.