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Falling in Line Again for Testing

Falling in Line Again for Testing

The post-holiday Omicron surge is pushing COVID numbers higher again, and as at-home tests are tough to find, people are lining up again at various sites to get a PCR test.

CORE has once again opened a drive-thru test site at Pierce College. Operating hours are 10 am to  4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Test administrators say results should be available 20 to 48 hours after testing, however, one person we interviewed at Pierce  said she waited in line two and a half hours, which she said wasn’t that bad because the line kept moving, but after 48 hours she still hasn’t received her results.

Other people who have tested at various sites around L.A. are also reporting slow results returns. This is due in part to the labor shortage affecting all industries, as those sick with symptoms or after exposure don’t show up for work.

The Pierce site is still the closest and largest legitimate public testing site in the west valley. 

CORE asks that all preregister at

Access the site at the Mason entrance to the college off Victory Blvd. 

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