Dodger Stadium may not be seeing baseball games, but there are going to be plenty of people there nonetheless. As MLB tries to work out a way to get games going again, Chavez Ravine is starting to serve another purpose.
Dodger Stadium was already being used as a drive-up test site early on during the pandemic. In fact, it was one of the few locations you could get testing done originally. And now, over two months since California was locked down, it will become the largest facility in Los Angeles.
Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed on Friday that Dodger Stadium will now be able to process 6,000 people each day, three times that of any other testing site. It will be one of eleven test sites that offer free testing to Angelenos across the county.
Just down the street from the Dodger Stadium site will be another testing location. Outside of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s training center on Stadium Way, tests will also be administered. There are plenty of test sites popping up across the county, each with different eligibility requirements. Visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ for the full list should you need to be tested.
There are currently over 43,000 cases of the coronavirus being reported across Los Angeles County. The LA County Department of Health estimates that there are approximately 1,000 or more new cases each day, with that number significantly lowering since the start of the quarantine period.