Starting Thursday, coronavirus testing will be available to all critical workers that are on the front lines -- regardless of whether they have symptoms, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a news conference today.
"Health care professionals, grocery store workers, first responders, and critical government personnel can get a test even if you don’t have symptoms," Garcetti said.
"We want to make sure that they are healthy and that they have the peace of mind knowing they’re healthy."
There are 34 testing sites across the city and county of Los Angeles where critical workers can sign up for a test.
On Tuesday, the state of California expanded testing restrictions to include the testing of asymptomatic people who work or live in a high-risk setting.
California has reported at least 37,603 coronavirus infections, including 1,434 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.