Ascension Parish will distribute free COVID-19 home tests next week

The following information comes from the Parish Government of Ascension.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) has received a limited supply of free in-home COVID tests from LDH to distribute to the public.

Distribution will be the same as when emergency supplies were distributed after Hurricane Ida: drive-thru only; residents will not get out of their vehicles. The distribution sites will be staffed with OHSEP and Health Unit staff, and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office will assist with traffic control.

As stocks are limited, only one box, containing two tests, will be given to each vehicle, while stocks last. No exceptions.

The first distribution will take place on Tuesday, January 25 at the Frank Sotile Jr. Pavilion in Donaldsonville, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or while supplies last. Traffic should turn from Marchand Drive onto Church Street, then turn right onto Clay St and through the Lemann Center parking lot to the Frank Sotile Pavilion.

The first distribution will take place on Tuesday, January 25 at the Frank Sotile Jr. Pavilion in Donaldsonville, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or while supplies last.(Parish Government of Ascension)

On Thursday, January 27, the cast will take place at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or while supplies last. Traffic should enter from Highway 30 on Ashland Road to the rear entrance of Lamar-Dixon, follow directional signs there. Exit onto Ashland Road, but DO NOT USE Lawrence Minor Road; it will be blocked during this time.

On Thursday, January 27, distribution will take place at the Lamar-Dixon Exhibition Center in...
On Thursday, January 27, the cast will take place at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or while supplies last.(Parish Government of Ascension)

Once supplies run out, people can continue to get tested through normal health channels. The federal government offers home testing through www.covidtest.gov; healthcare and pharmacy providers in Ascension Parish are still offering PCR and rapid covid testing. A list of these pharmacies is available at www.ldh.gov/coronavirus.

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