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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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 DAVISH 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.