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La. Dept of Health announces COVID-19 testing for week of March 16-20

6 months 1 week 6 days ago Tuesday, March 16 2021 Mar 16, 2021 March 16, 2021 8:53 AM March 16, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health issued a Tuesday (March 16) morning notice regarding the schedule of COVID-19 testing for the week of March 16-20.

The release stated: "No LANG-operated sites will be open in Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana). 

The more contagious U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Louisiana, and all Louisianans need to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Masks are more important than ever: CDC now says tight-fitting is better than loose, multiple layers are better and two masks are better.

Avoid gatherings of individuals not part of your households, work from home remotely when possible, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home if sick.

If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. And, when it is your turn, consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Health.QuestDiagnostics.com/STLOU.

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.

If you are unable to make it to a LANG testing location, no-cost testing is available by appointment at select Walgreens locations through a partnership between Walgreens and the Department of Health. These locations offer testing 7 days a week to people ages 3 and older.

Appointments are required; make yours at walgreens.com/covid19testing."

A list of COVID-19 testing sites and related updates can be viewed below.

For information from the Louisiana Department of Health on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

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