While fires burn in LA County, unhealthy to dangerous smoking conditions have resulted in some county-operated COVID-19 test sites closing for the weekend.
Many of the LA County-operated test sites operate outdoors, and with LA public health officials urging Angelenos to restrict outdoor activities, some sites have decided to close the sites.
The Bobcat Fire burned 29,245 acres of Angeles National Forest with 6% containment and headed north towards Highway 2 near Angeles Crest.
The smoke from the fire has spread for miles and covered cities across LA County, giving it a cloudy appearance on an otherwise forecast sunny day with clear skies.
While much of the county has been classified as unhealthy in air quality, warnings have been issued in many San Gabriel Valley cities closer to the fire, such as Monrovia, Duarte, and Pasadena, that air quality is classified as dangerous.
Due to these conditions, the following COVID-19 locations will be closed:
- East LA College (Monterey Park)
- Pomona Fairplex Gate 17 (Pomona)
- San Gabriel Valley Airport (El Monte)
- Montebello Civic Center (Montebello)