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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will be closed for Good Friday

Baton Rouge, La. – April 9, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will be closed Friday, April 10th, in observance of Good Friday.

There were 48 tests administered at the site Thursday, April 9th. There have been 1,807 tests administered since the site opened on Monday, March 16. The site will reopen Monday, April 13. The site operates on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, as supplies allow.

The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s healthcare provider. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted.

Also, no oversized vehicles will be admitted.

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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