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November 16, 2020

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Ted Soqui

Ted Soqui

Ted Soqui is a Los Angeles-based photographer.

The City of Los Angeles is offering free COVID-19 testing to all L.A. County residents at eight locations throughout the city. One of the city’s most popular spots is the site at Dodger Stadium. The test is self-performed inside your vehicle and you can see the iconic Dodger Stadium outside your window. The stadium has been vacant much of the year, with the Dodgers playing the World Series in Texas.

 

This past Saturday, many people waited up to an hour for tests. But there wasn’t any honking or yelling. Folks sat stoically inside their cars as they were guided by Los Angeles Fire Department employees through a maze inside a parking lot.

Testing times were recently expanded at the stadium and now run daily from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. The city’s other seven testing sites are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily capacity for testing is 32,400, and residents can sign up for appointments online.

 

California recorded its millionth coronavirus case last week, with the County of Los Angeles reporting a total of 339,560 confirmed cases and 7,269 deaths as of Sunday.

 

Grab your Dodgers hat and sign up for a test on the L.A. County website.

Overhead view of Angelenos lined up in their cars waiting to test for COVID-19 at Dodger Stadium’s parking lot 1.

Cars lined up at Dodger Stadium last Saturday afternoon for a self-administered, in-car COVID-19 test. Many have waited up to an hour for the free test.

Overhead view of cars lined up at Dodger Stadium for a coronavirus test.

Overhead view of the COVID-19 testing operations at Dodger Stadium.

An empty Dodger Stadium next to the testing area in lot 1. The stadium has been empty much of the year.

Panoramic view of cars lined up for in-car COVID-19 testing in Dodger Stadium parking lot 1.

Electronic signs in the lot display multilingual information on the self-administered test.

Cars jammed up in line waiting for free testing in Dodger Stadium’s lot 1.

COVID-19 testing in the early evening at Dodger Stadium. Testing times were recently expanded and run daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COVID-19 testing in the early evening at Dodger Stadium.