Next week, COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) will be open from Monday, December 21 to Wednesday, December 23. Testing will be paused from December 24-26 for the holidays. These sites are closed during inclement weather.

The best way to show your loved ones you care this holiday season is to reduce the likelihood that you spread COVID to them. Celebrate at home with your immediate household and continue to take precautions: practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. 

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Testing is for ages 3 and older. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy. Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

Alario Center 2000 Segnette Blvd.,
Jefferson 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
UNO Lakefront Arena 6801 Franklin Ave.,
New Orleans
Orleans 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
Mahalia Jackson Theater 1419 Basin St.,
New Orleans
Orleans 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
LSU Campus: Student Union Building 254 S. Stadium Drive,
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
Southern University: FG Clark Activity Center 801 Harding Blvd.,
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
Cortana Mall 9401 Cortana Place,
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M
9 a.m.-4 p.m. T-W
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center 9039 S. St. Landry Ave.,
Ascension 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M
9 a.m.-4 p.m. T-W
Lutcher Senior Center 2631 Louisiana Ave.,
St. James 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-W
Lafayette Parish Health Unit 220 W. Willow St., Bldg. A, Lafayette Lafayette 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-T
8 a.m.-1 p.m. W
St. Martin Parish Health Unit 303 W. Port St.,
St. Martinville
St. Martin 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M
Iberia Parish Health Unit 715 Weldon St. B,
New Iberia
Iberia 8 a.m.-3 p.m. TU
Ville Platte Civic Center 704 N. Soileau St.,
Ville Platte
Evangeline 9 a.m.-1 p.m. W
Lake Charles Civic Center 900 Lakeshore Drive,
Lake Charles

8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-T
8 a.m.-1 p.m. W

Rapides Exhibition Hall 5604 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria Rapides 8 a.m.-1 p.m. M-W
Northwestern State University 715 University Parkway, Natchitoches Natchitoches 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
Louisiana Tech University: Thomas Assembly Center 1650 W. Alabama Ave., Ruston Lincoln 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
East Carroll Parish Health Unit 403 Second St.,
Lake Providence
East Carroll 8 a.m.-noon M-W
Tangipahoa Parish (Hammond) Health Unit 15481 W. Club Deluxe Road, Hammond Tangipahoa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-W
Washington Parish (Bogalusa) Health Unit 626 Carolina Ave.,
Washington 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-T
Washington Parish (Franklinton) Health Unit 120 11th Ave.,
Washington 8 a.m.-4 p.m. W

Fever or chills
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • 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

Test site details

  • Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars.
  • For those ages 13 and older, 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. Those being tested will drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
  • Parents will administer tests to their children ages 12 and younger.
  • 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.

Save the number 877-766-2130 in your phone

Anyone who receives a call from 877-766-2130 is urged to answer, as the call is from a contact tracer who will keep an individual's information private. Personal information is used to quickly identify anyone a COVID-positive individual may have been in close contact with to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Everyone called by a contact tracer is advised to monitor themselves for signs of illness for 14 days from when they first came in contact with the COVID-19 person.

If a resource need is identified through the contact tracing interview, the case is flagged for follow-up from a resource coordinator social worker who can connect individuals with resources including medication, masks, food assistance and even help locating alternative housing.

If someone calls from a number other than 877-766-2130, claims to be a contact tracer and asks for personal information, hang up immediately. If you have a positive lab result and have not yet heard from a contact tracer, you can call our team directly at 877-766-2130.

For information from the Louisiana Department of Health on COVID-19, click here.