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Threat of Cristobal suspends some COVID-19 testing sites in Louisiana

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 09:36:47-04

The potential threat of Tropical Storm Cristobal to Louisiana is suspending some COVID-19 testing sites in the state.

The Louisiana Department of Health says that select community-based drive-thru testing and mobile testing sites will suspend services from Sunday, June 7 to Friday, June 12.

The affected testing sites are those planned and supported by the Louisiana Army National Guard and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

KATC has reached out to LDH for the list of testing sites in Acadiana that will be closed.

The closures are due to the need for the Louisiana Army National Guard to shift operations to storm support as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches Louisiana.

The state says testing will resume on Sunday, June 13 pending any recovery efforts.

Testing conducted under other programs at fixed facilities such as nursing homes and prisons will not be affected, the state says.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Tropical Storm Cristobal could make landfall on the Louisiana coast on Sunday, June 7.

For more information on hurricane preparedness in Louisiana, go to Get a Game Plan or visit the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness website.

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

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