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Posted on: March 25, 2020

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

Baton Rouge, LA – March 25, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Thursday, March, 26.

There were 92 tests administered at the site Wednesday, March 25. There have been 996 tests administered since the site opened on Monday, March 16. Only patients who have orders faxed prior to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 will be admitted on Wednesday.

The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s healthcare provider. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted. 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 led by the Mayor’s Office and healthcare providers, specifically: Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge General, Ochsner-Baton Rouge, Our Lady of the Lake, and Woman’s Hospital. It is staffed by doctors from those 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.

Healthcare providers ordering tests have been provided a phone number so they can confirm their patient’s order was received at the testing site and to confirm their patient was tested.

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