Baton Rouge’s COVID-19 testing site continues Thursday

Louisiana News

Laurie Kuypers, a registered nurse, reaches into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Seattle. The appointment-only drive-through clinic began a day earlier. Health authorities in Washington reported more COVID19 deaths in the state that has been hardest hit by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The COVID-19 testing site at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City location will resume operations Thursday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Patients’ healthcare providers must fax orders for testing, and written orders will not be accepted, according to Mike Armstrong, the chief communications officer for the city.

Since the site opened on Monday, March 16, medical staff have administered 996 COVID-19 tests at that site, Armstrong wrote.

Doctors from local hospitals and clinics are running the testing site.

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