Mobile COVID-19 testing in Acadia
Beginning today, residents of Acadia parish will have more local options for COVID-19 testing.
In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health and the Acadia Parish Police Jury, the Louisiana National Guard will be operating mobile COVID-19 testing sites in the parish.
Mobile testing will allow the Louisiana National Guard to bring testing kits to neighborhood locations in Acadia, such as churches, local businesses and other neighborhood locations.
The sites, which will be staffed by members of the Louisiana National Guard, are open for a period of five days per week. Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the first week begins today. Thereafter, the schedule starting June 1 will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.
“I am encouraged by this wonderful partnership which will greatly increase testing opportunities for resident throughout Acadia Parish,” said Dr. Tina Stefanski, Region 4 Director, Louisiana OPH.
“The Louisiana National Guard proudly partners with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and local parish leaders to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Louisiana to better serve the community and Protect What Matters,” said Brigadier General Cindy H. Haygood, Assistant Adjutant General. “With our public health partners and support of local parish leadership, we have the equipment and the medical personnel to bring testing to the communities where people live.
Testing Site Details:
• Testing is for open for any Louisiana resident 16 years of age and older with valid Louisiana identification.
• There is no cost for the testing — and no symptom screening required.
The testing site will be conducted as a drive-thru test site. Walk-up testing is not preferred due to safety concerns, but they will not be turned away.
• Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered testing.
• The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose on site while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly.
• Once results are received, the local Office of Public will contact those who were tested to communicate their results and share any necessary information.
Week 1 testing dates and locations will include:
n Tuesday (today): 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rice Festival Building, 717 W. Mill St., Crowley.
n Wednesday, May 27: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Church of the Nazarene, 1020 Ebenezer Road, Crowley.
n Thursday, May 28: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rice Festival Building, Crowley.
n Friday, May 29: Mire Volunteer Fire Department, 5248 Mire Highway, Duson.
The schedule beginning Monday, June 1, will include:
n Mondays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., D.I.’s Restaurant, 6561 Evangeline Highway, Basile.
n Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Rice Festival Building, Crowley.
n Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Church of the Nazarene, Ebenezer Road, Crowley.
n Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Rice Festival Building, Crowley.
n Fridays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Mire VFD, Mire Highway, Duson.