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Louisiana treating and preventing the spread of COVID-19

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 14 2020 Mar 14, 2020 March 14, 2020 11:09 PM March 14, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus we will start to see major changes.

With state laboratories testing three times a day and private labs also testing test kits provided by the federal government have been short on supply.

"Currently we're in a good position at the state lab, it's not just the test kits, there also sorts of thing that go into testing, including the way we take samples, and we're trying to look up stream at all of those things," says Dr. Alix Billioux.  

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state will take advantage of a federal program to set up drive-thru coronavirus testing locations.

"We are certainly not going to turn down an opportunity like that," says Governor Edwards.

Monday, the governor said two locations will be opened in the New Orleans.  A doctor-referral drive-up facility was opened in Baton Rouge.  It is not for random testing. 

Dial 211 for additional details and support. 


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