Free rapid COVID-19 test giveaway being held in Baton Rouge


FILE – A man has a swab taken at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, on Dec. 21, 2021. Australia’s most populous state reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases and a sharp jump in hospitalizations while thousands of people isolated at home after contracting the virus or coming into contact with someone who has. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) If you’re in need of an at-home COVID-19 test, there’s an opportunity to pick one up.

Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman and Senator Cleo Fields are partnering to give out free rapid COVID-19 tests to the community.

This will be happening Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Leo S. Butler Center, 950 E Washington Street at noon. This is a drive-thru event and one testing kit will be given per person. Kits will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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