Screening continues across Acadiana

Posted at 11:18 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 00:18:03-04

At the Cajundome Thursday, 125 people were screened and 70 of those were tested for COVID-19.

Screening and testing will continue tomorrow at the Cajundome and in the meantime, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has a message.

He's worried the community will get complacent. He said overall, everyone is doing a great job of social distancing and listening to warnings from leaders on all levels of government.

Guillory reminding people that the coronavirus can be deadly.

Today at the Dome, diabetes was removed as one of the high risk categories that should be screened and tested.

As of right now, there are no other plans to alter the testing criteria at the Cajundome to allow more people to participate. LCG wants people to still call 311 as a pre-screening measure before heading to the Dome. If you do not live in Lafayette Parish, you can call 337-534-TEST.

Guillory is also requesting donations of more personal protective equipment. He's asking for face masks, gowns and non-latex gloves. Today there was a new request for bio hazard bags.

Guillory said the key to beating this virus is common sense.

"We will get through this. Part of getting through this is exercising common sense. Social distancing, having that three to six feet away from each other. Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough. Don't forget those basic, basic tools to combat this virus," Guillory said.

Here in Acadiana, hundreds of lab results are still pending. Many people who have been tested are anxious to receive their results.

Screening and testing will continue Friday morning at the Cajundome from 8:30 until 10:30.