REPORT: Major COVID-19 Testing Site Reopens After Movie Filming Cancels Appointments, Sparks Backlash

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A major COVID-19 testing center in Los Angeles’ Union Station was reopened Tuesday after being shut down for “She’s All That” filming and sparking public backlash.

The closure of the coronavirus testing site sparked backlash after all appointments were cancelled Tuesday, according to Page Six. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, announced the coronavirus testing site would in fact be open early Tuesday morning.

“Working with @LAFD, @Curative & @MetroLosAngeles, my team has worked to reopen testing at Union Station on Tuesday,” the mayor tweeted. “The 504 Angelenos who were scheduled for a test there can visit the kiosk as originally planned or any of the other 14 City sites, where we offer 38K tests daily.” (RELATED: LA County’s Latest Lockdown Order Exempts Protests, Religious Services)

“Since March 20, the City has administered more than 2.5 million free tests,” the mayor continued. “City sites offer free tests to anyone with or without symptoms and results are provided within 24-48 hours.”

Miramax, the production studio behind the “She’s All That” reboot featuring TikTok star Addison Rae, was originally granted a permit to film inside and outside Union Station. The cast and crew consists of roughly 170 people total, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The mayor’s office has stated it was unaware that the testing site had been shut down due to filming, Page Six reported.