LDH COVID-19 testing only available in one region statewide due to severe winter weather

LDH COVID-19 testing only available in one region statewide due to severe winter weather
(Source: MAKO Medical)

BATON ROUGE, La. (KSLA) - The following information was provided by the Louisiana Department of Health:

Due to adverse winter weather conditions, COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) are closed today (Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021) in all regions except Region 1 (Greater New Orleans).

An announcement will be made on the availability of testing sites for Thursday, Feb. 18. Check ldh.la.gov later today for further updates.

Preregistration 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.

LDH COVID-19 testing sites in New Orleans, La.
LDH COVID-19 testing sites in New Orleans, La. (Source: LDH)

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