The South Bay Region of Southern California Battling COVID
In the heart of the Southern California coast lies the South Bay Region in Los Angeles County. The South Bay region gets its name from hugging the coast along the south side of the Santa Monica Bay. This region includes at least 15 of LA County’s most thriving cities, such as Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, Torrance, and more. These cities of the South Bay region include many vibrant beaches, restaurants, shops, and industries. The largest airport in Los Angeles, LAX, is located in Inglewood in the South Bay region. Due to the population density in the South Bay region, and the amount of travel in the area due to its proximity to the Long Beach and LAX airports, the South Bay has had a difficult battle against the COVID-19 virus. Along with the rest of Los Angeles County, the South Bay shut down back in March, with events, offices, schools, and other businesses closing their doors. Now, months into the pandemic, the South Bay has begun to open up public spaces such as beaches, and other businesses such as restaurants for outdoor dining. The South Bay has also increased the amount of testing sites in the area to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to the residents of the area. This will allow for a better gauge on outbreaks and patient needs. The FDA has permitted new rapid COVID-19 Antigen tests that are available to residents in the South Bay at certain testing sites. Lifeline Health and COVID Clinic have opened a new COVID-19 testing site in the South Bay region that provides rapid results that meet most travel requirements. For more information on how to book an appointment at our new Torrance site, visit our website.
What types of tests are available at the South Bay COVID-19 Testing Site?
Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide our patients with the newest and fastest COVID-19 tests. The FDA website is a great resource for information on which types of COVID-19 tests have been approved for emergency use. All of the tests at the Lifeline Health Torrance rapid COVID testing site are FDA certified and approved. Lifeline Health and COVID Clinic are offering a wide range of the latests COVID-19 tests, ranging from a rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test (results within 20 minutes with a 99% specificity) to a Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test (results within the same/next day, and fits most travel restriction requirements). For a full PDF of information on each test COVID Clinic offers, visit their website. Lifeline Health’s Torrance site is located at Choura Headquarters, on 540 Hawaii Ave, Torrance, CA 90503. Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, Torrance residents can schedule an appointment and receive rapid COVID-19 testing results with our user friendly and safe drive through set up. Lifeline Health and COVID Clinic also has another rapid COVID testing site in Norco, California at the Silverlakes Sporting Complex. For more information on both of our sites, and to book an appointment for a rapid COVID-19 test, visit our website.