Coronavirus Update: L.A. Is Offering Free COVID-19 Testing for All Residents

Also Riverside extends safety orders, the post office is booming, and more

» L.A. is now the first major U.S. city to offer free COVID-19 testing to all residents. People with symptoms will be given priority, but anyone is able to sign up. [LAist]

» Riverside County has extended safety orders through June 19. The county’s public health chief reminded residents to be “mindful that COVID-19 has not been eliminated.”  [KTLA]

» USC is rejecting requests for partial tuition refunds for this semester, as the school insists it has continued to provide a “high-quality education” via online learning. U.C. and Cal State schools face a class action lawsuit of their own, seeking millions in refunds to students. [Los Angeles Times]

» The U.S. Postal Service says it’s busier amid the pandemic than during the holiday rush. The USPS is looking to hire hundreds of workers for a package processing facility in South L.A. as demand for deliveries surges. [ABC Los Angeles]

» Dr. Anthony Fauci says producing millions of COVID-19 vaccines by January 2021 may be “doable.” That shaves months off previous estimates. [NPR]

» An otherwise healthy 42-year-old carried COVID-19 for 40 days, most of them while showing no symptoms. Cases like his are unusual, as the virus typically lasts just 14 days, but he’s not alone. Chinese scientists have seen patients continue to test positive for as many as 70 days. [Los Angeles Times]


» California Launches a New Child Care Portal for Essential Workers The new tool will make it easier for families to find safe spaces for kids

» The 6 Items That Make Working from Home More Pleasant and Productive From the perfect all-in-one printer to noise-canceling headphones, these purchases will drastically improve your WFH setup

» Mayor Garcetti Tapped for Joe Biden’s Veep-Selection Committee The presumptive Dem nominee is searching for someone ’simpatico’ with his views


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What to Stream This Weekend

This week, our Quarantine Curator is watching Slumdog Millionaire, Never Have I Ever, a very special (socially distanced) episode of Parks and Recreation, and more. Check out our weekly picks and get comfy.


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