Sean Penn, 59, gets tested for coronavirus after working on the frontlines


Sean Penn, 59, gets tested for coronavirus after working on the frontlines at drive-through site run by his non-profit

Sean Penn was glimpsed getting tested for coronavirus with a nasal swab in Los Angeles this week.

The 59-year-old movie star was at the free Malibu testing site set up by his organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort).

He kept his backpack on as he leaned back in an outdoor chair to be tested by a staff member in a mask, gloves, face shield and hazmat suit.

Taking precautions: Sean Penn was glimpsed getting tested for coronavirus with a nasal swab in Los Angeles this week

CORE, which Sean founded in 2010 to help with earthquake relief in Haiti, is now collaborating with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to combat the crisis.

The nonprofit’s goal is to establish free drive-in testing sites in Los Angeles, working with both the mayor and fire department, USA Today reports.

Sean’s goal is to ‘save lives and alleviate depletion of resources’ with the program and he himself works at the testing site in Malibu where he lives.

Doing his bit: The 59-year-old movie star was at the free Malibu testing site set up by his organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)

Doing his bit: The 59-year-old movie star was at the free Malibu testing site set up by his organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)

‘We have an infrastructure in place to respond, and so we decided that we would if we could be value added,’ he shared last week.

‘It’s something that we can adapt to very quickly with the training of the Los Angeles Fire Department initially,’ Sean revealed.

‘And then we’re able to take all those firemen and put them back in to serve the people in the way that we need them to.’

Protective: He kept his backpack on as he leaned back in an outdoor chair to be tested by a staff member in a mask, gloves, face shield and hazmat suit

Protective: He kept his backpack on as he leaned back in an outdoor chair to be tested by a staff member in a mask, gloves, face shield and hazmat suit

Between March 30 and April 10 the movie star’s nonprofit gave 6,500 tests free of charge, USA Today reported last week.

The Fast Times At Ridgemont High icon shared a bit more about his relief efforts while appearing on MSNBC this week.

‘One of the things we always have to remember is that all of this is very liquid because the tests do change, we do look towards the next most rapid test that has integrity,’ shared the Milk Oscar-winner.

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