COVID-19 Drive-thru testing sites come to Northshore parishes

Here is where you can get tested for coronavirus

Kenny Kuhn
May 26, 2020 - 6:56 am

People in the Northshore parishes now have several locations they can go to get tested for COVID-19.

Starting today, the Louisiana Department of Health along with the Louisiana National Guard will be operating drive-through, coronavirus testing sites in St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena parishes.

The mobile truck testing sites will be deployed to neighborhood schools, churches, retail stores, and parks. Testing will be open five days a week and last for four weeks, through June 19. The tests will be self-administered nasal swabs.

“This partnership greatly increases testing opportunity for residents, especially in the rural and unincorporated areas of these parishes,” said Dr. Gina Lagarde, the Office of Public Health regional medical director for the five-parish region.

“Several hospitals and other community testing sites in our region have offered COVID-19 tests that have helped us to understand the prevalence of the coronavirus in our region,” Dr. Lagarde said. “We are now working to increase the number of test sites, to bring the sites closer to where people live, shop and visit during a typical day, and serve those communities that have may have been underserved or could not access a central test site.”

Here is a list of testing location by parish:

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