News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Thursday for existing patients

Baton Rouge, LA – March 19, 2020 – The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations Thursday only for patients who had orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s physician. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome convened her COVID-19 Medical Task Force Tuesday to strengthen testing protocols, so our most vulnerable patients receive a COVID-19 test. The site will remain open on a day-by-day basis as supplies allow, Monday – Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

The community testing site is an initiative that led the Mayor’s Office and local physicians. It is staffed by doctors from area hospitals and clinics. The test kits needed to operate the site are donated by those hospitals and clinics. The testing site has relieved pressure on hospitals, clinics, and emergency rooms, which are also administering COVID-19 tests.

Nearly 500 tests have been administered since the community testing site became operational on Monday. 115 tests were administered Wednesday.

EBR Community Testing Site at BR General - Mid City will resume operations, Thursday for residents who had doctors orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017