TODAY: In Los Angeles County, Governor Newsom to Attend Opening of New Laboratory to Ramp Up State’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity 

Later in the day, Governor Newsom and Secretary of State Padilla to visit vote center in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom will give remarks today at the opening of a new laboratory in Los Angeles County which will dramatically increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity, reduce test turnaround time and create hundreds of new jobs. The facility was built in conjunction with a major diagnostics company under a deal announced in August that will enable the state to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests a day.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Secretary of State Alex Padilla will visit a vote center in Los Angeles.

Coronavirus Testing Lab Opening

WHEN: October 30, 2020 at approx. 11:00 a.m.

LIVESTREAM: Governor’s Office YouTubeFacebook and Twitter pages.

**NOTE: CalMatters reporter Nigel Duara will be asking reporter questions during the media availability. To submit a question, media may contact

TV stations may contact to access a pool feed by KNBC. Photos will be available on the AP wire after the event.

Los Angeles Vote Center Visit

WHO: Governor Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex Padilla

WHEN: October 30, 2020 at approx. 2:00 p.m.

**Note: TV stations may contact to access b-roll by KTTV following the visit. Photos by the LA Times will be available on the AP wire.