Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on April 29 that all city and county residents who want a coronavirus test can now get one for the first time since COVID-19 cases began appearing there in January. Until now, because of a scarcity of test kits, only people showing symptoms of COVID-19, essential workers and those in institutional settings such as nursing homes could receive a test in Los Angeles. The Mayor’s announcement is a significant milestone, because health officials say without widespread testing they are unable to accurately track the spread of the disease. That information could then be used to determine when it is safe to ease stay-at-home orders.
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