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New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard – FREE COVID TESTING _ FRIDAT JULY 17TH -  7/16/2020

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

The Louisiana Department of Health, the Louisiana National Guard and St. Mary Parish will host a free, drive through COVID testing site from 8AM to 12PM on Friday, July 17th at the St. John Baptist Church, 1244 Big 4 Corners Rd, Jeanerette, LA.

• No ID is needed for testing, but registration is required.

• Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and should be completed at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. Under test locations, click “Louisiana” then choose the date and site that you plan to attend.

• People will be allowed to register at the site, but can expect longer waits.

• Testing will be available for any Louisiana resident at least 5 years old. Guardians must accompany anyone under 16.

• Testing is open to everyone.

• People must provide a phone number and email address.

• The 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. There will be separate lines for those who have pre-registered and for those who must register on-site.

• The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test. This will be observed by trained personnel to ensure the sample is taken correctly. Those being tested will swab their own nose on-site while in their vehicles and then drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.

• These mobile testing sites are being stood up with the Federal Government in coordination with LDH and local partners. These sites are part of the federal government’s effort to support communities that have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots, or communities where there has been a recent and intense level of new cases and hospitalizations related to the ongoing outbreak.

How will results be obtained?

• Results will be emailed, and posted online at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com.

• It is expected to take three to five days to get test results.

• People who test positive will also be contacted by phone. There is no phone number for people to call to get their results.

For more information, contact the LDH Region 4 Office of Public Health at (337) 262-5311

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