Mobile COVID-19 testing sites for SWLA parishes

Mobile COVID-19 testing sites for SWLA parishes
There are now more mobile COVID-19 testing sites for residents of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes. (Source: CBS News)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Mobile COVID-19 testing sites for residents of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis parishes.

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

LDH asks anyone who gets tested at the following sites to save the number 877-766-2130. The number is from a contact tracer who will keep an individual’s information private, LDH said.

The testing dates and locations are updated weekly.

ALLEN PARISH

· Monday, July 6: Oakdale Police Station, 118 N. 10th St.

BEAUREGARD PARISH

· Wednesday, July 8: Beaucare, 628 High School Road, DeRidder

CALCASIEU PARISH

· Monday, July 6: Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive

· Tuesday, July 7: Westlake City Hall, 1001 Mulberry St. or

· Tuesday, July 7: Ward 3 Wildcat Stadium, 1201 1st Ave.

· Wednesday, July 8: Moss Bluff Middle School, 297 Park Road

· Thursday, July 9: Iowa City Hall, 115 N. Thomson Ave.

· Friday, July 10: Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive or

· Friday, July 10: Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf Hwy.

JEFF DAVIS PARISH

· Thursday, July 9: Multipurpose Building, 403 Baker Street, Jennings

Test site details

  • The sites are staffed by members of LANG and are open for a period of five days per week: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to approximately noon.
  • Testing is for open for any Louisiana resident 16 years of age and older. LANG-operated sites require valid Louisiana identification. However, other testing sites may not require ID.
  • 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.

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