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LANG COVID-19 testing sites announced for first week of February in Louisiana

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 29, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health has announced testing site locations operated by the Louisiana National Guard for the first week of February in Louisiana.

The site will be for the week of February 1-6 is listed below. No LANG-operated sites will be open in Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana). Sites are closed during state holidays and inclement weather.

LDH says that the more contagious U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Louisiana, and all Louisianans need to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.

They reccommend avoiding gatherings of individuals not part of your households, work from home remotely when possible, wear a mask, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home if sick. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. And, when it is your turn, consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU [t.e2ma.net]. Testing is for ages 3 and older. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy.

Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

If you are unable to make it to a LANG testing location, no-cost testing is available by appointment at select Walgreens locations. These locations offer testing 7 days a week to people ages 3 and older. Appointments are required; make yours at walgreens.com/covid19testing.

Region 1: New Orleans

Alario Center
2000 Segnette Blvd.
Westwego
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

UNO Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin St.
New Orleans
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

Region 2: Baton Rouge

LSU Campus:

Student Union Building
254 S. Stadium Drive
Baton Rouge
9 a..m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Southern University:

FG Clark Activity Center
801 Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Cortana Mall
9389 Cortana Place
Baton Rouge
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Ave.
Gonzales
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Region 3: Houma-Thibodaux

Nicholls State University:
Student Union Building
104 Ellendale Drive
Thibodaux
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Region 4: Acadiana

Lafayette Parish Health Unit
220 W. Willow St., Bldg. A
Lafayette
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

University of Louisiana
620 McKinley St.
Lafayette
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

St. Martin Parish Health Unit
303 W. Port St.
St. Martinville
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.

Iberia Parish Health Unit
715 Weldon St. B
New Iberia
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.

Acadia Parish Health Unit
1029 Capitol Ave.
Crowley
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.

Region 5: Southwest

Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Region 6: Cenla

Rapides Parish Coliseum
5600 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Region 8: Northeast
Grambling State University
1234 Grambling Road
Grambling
9 a.m.-4 p.m Mon.-Fri.

Louisiana Tech University: Thomas Assembly Center
1650 W. Alabama Ave.
Ruston
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

University of Louisiana-Monroe
840 Cole Ave.
Monroe
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Region 9: River Parishes

Southeastern Louisiana University
800 W. University. Ave.
Hammond
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Fritchie Park
905 W. Howze Beach
Slidell
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Test site details
Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars.

For those ages 13 and older, the site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose on site while in their vehicles. Those being tested will drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.

Parents will administer tests to their children ages 12 and younger.

While awaiting results, individuals who have been tested should follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in their home and community.

COVID Defense

COVID Defense, Louisiana's exposure notification mobile application to slow the spread of COVID-19, is now available on the iPhone App Store and the Android Google Play Store. The app notifies you if there is a risk you were exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. Use is completely free, voluntary, private and secure.

Save the number 877-766-2130 in your phone

Anyone who receives a call from 877-766-2130 is urged to answer, as the call is from a contact tracer who will keep an individual's information private. Personal information is used to quickly identify anyone a COVID-positive individual may have been in close contact with to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Everyone called by a contact tracer is advised to monitor themselves for signs of illness for 14 days from when they first came in contact with the COVID-19 person.

If a resource need is identified through the contact tracing interview, the case is flagged for follow-up from a resource coordinator social worker who can connect individuals with resources including medication, masks, food assistance and even help locating alternative housing.

If someone calls from a number other than 877-766-2130, claims to be a contact tracer and asks for personal information, hang up immediately. If you have a positive lab result and have not yet heard from a contact tracer, you can call our team directly at 877-766-2130.

For information from the Louisiana Department of Health on COVID-19, click here

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