During a COVID-19 update on Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will now be offering PCR (nasal swab) tests at Tom Bradley International Terminal, as well as Terminals 2 and 6, with results arriving in 24 hours.
The Mayor's announcement was made amid a spike in Coronavirus cases across Southern California, stating that "this would be an initial run before getting a more robust testing lab running in December."
The tests available at the current sites cost $150 and provide results within 24 hours to those who opt to take them. LAX has already implemented thermal camera screening technology to track potential elevated temperatures in travelers.
During the COVID-19 update, Garcetti reiterated Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pleas to Californians to avoid holiday travel, unless it is for business. Garcetti also urged that holiday gatherings be capped at no more than three households, with masks being worn outside of eating or drinking.
Join the conversation below, and tell us your thoughts!
To read the full story and for more information, please visit Los Angeles Times.
PHOTO: Getty Images