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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Lands at Long Beach Airport

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Lands at Long Beach Airport


LONG BEACH (CNS)—Long Beach Airport opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Jan. 12 available exclusively for people planning to fly to Hawaii and hoping to avoid a state-mandated quarantine for visitors. The testing site is being operated in partnership with Hawaiian Airlines, offering $90 PCR tests with results within 36 hours. The site is open to upcoming Hawaiian Airlines passengers who would otherwise be required by Hawaii to quarantine upon arrival. Hawaii visitors can avoid the quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their trip to the islands. The testing site is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the airport’s main entrance on Donald Douglas Drive. Appointments can be made online. A second testing site will open at the airport Jan. 16, and will be open to any passenger with a ticket for a flight from the airfield. That site will offer rapid …

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