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COVID-19 Testing Sites (June 29 - July 3)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Region 5 Office of Public Health lists mobile COVID-19 testing sites for June 29 to July 3

June 29, 2020

Listed below are the updated dates and locations of mobile COVID-19 testing sites in the region that includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis parishes.

Mobile testing uses trucks and equipment operated by the Louisiana National Guard to bring testing kits to neighborhood locations such as schools, community centers, fire stations and other local neighborhood locations.

Test sites are open 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.

  • 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

Testing Dates and Sites

Dates and locations are listed below for this week’s test sites by parish.

ALLEN PARISH: WEEK 5

Monday

6/29/2020

Oakdale

Oakdale Police Station

118 N. 10th St.

BEAUREGARD PARISH: WEEK 5

Wednesday

7/1/2020

DeRidder

Beaucare

628 High School Road

CALCASIEU PARISH: WEEK 5

Monday

6/29/2020

Lake Charles

Lake Charles Civic Center

900 Lakeshore Drive

Tuesday

6/30/2020

Lake Charles

Ward 3 Wildcat Stadium

1201 1st Ave.

Wednesday

7/1/2020

Moss Bluff

Moss Bluff Middle School

297 Park Road

Thursday

7/2/2020

Iowa

Iowa City Hall

115 N. Thomson Ave.

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH:

Thursday

7/2/2020

Jennings

Multipurpose Building

403 Baker St.

Test site details

  • The sites, which will be staffed by members of the Louisiana National Guard, are open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • Testing is for open for any Louisiana resident 16 years of age and older with valid Louisiana identification.
  • Each testing site will be conducted as a drive-thru test site.
  • Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. Walk-up testing is not preferred due to safety concerns, but walk-ups will not be turned away.
  • 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, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
  • Once received, the Office of Public Health will contact those who were tested to communicate their results and share any necessary information.
  • 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.