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Dodger Stadium to be used as a coronavirus testing site

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With a capacity of 6,000 tests per day, the largest testing site in California

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Dodger Stadium on Tuesday became a coronavirus testing site for the city of Los Angeles, mayor Eric Garcetti announced.

The city, along with the Dodgers, the LA Fire Department, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), and Live Nation partnered in this effort, which will include testing in the parking lot at Chavez Ravine. CORE is dedicating 60 staff members for the testing, while the LAFD oversees site logistics.

Dodger Stadium will have a capacity of 6,000 tests per day, making it the largest testing site in California, per Garcetti.

“Dodger Stadium has hosted its share of memorable and historic events, but this could be one of the most significant - as it will help re-open Los Angeles and ultimately save lives,” said Dodgers president & CEO Stan Kasten.

“If you want to get tested today, you can, whether you have symptoms, no symptoms, mild symptoms, don’t let something hold you back,” Garcetti said Tuesday, who said people can sign up for a test at the city’s website.

“We’re excited to do this because it builds on the work we’ve been doing for the past weeks and months,” he said. “We want testing to be easy, accessible, and free for everybody here in Los Angeles. We don’t have to you to have to wait in long lines.”