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COVID-19 testing sites operated by National Guard closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Dr. Fauci projects US to have enough coronavirus tests by late May or early June
Posted at 11:10 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 12:10:04-05

COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Louisiana National Guard will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Louisiana Department of Health says that normal hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

The Department of Health says they have identified increases in cases, hospitalizations and percent positivity statewide as Louisiana experiences a third wave of COVID-19.

"With the state in the heart of flu season and the holiday weekend just ahead, everyone needs to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19: wearing our masks, washing our hands, staying 6 feet apart, staying home when sick and getting a flu shot," they say

Additional recommendations from LDH for the Thanksgiving holiday, include staying at home with our own households and seeing loved ones over video chat. If gathering in person, keep the group small and take the celebration outdoors where the risk of transmitting the coronavirus is reduced. The best way to show our loved ones we care this year is by reducing the likelihood that we give them COVID.

In the New Orleans region, testing sites at the Alario Center, Mahalia Jackson Theater and University of New Orleans will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normal hours for all testing sites will resume on Monday, December 1.

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