Baton Rouge’s COVID-19 testing cite resumes testing Monday


FILE – In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, medical technicians handle a vial containing a nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site in Wheat Ridge, Colo., as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Home testing for coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but As of early April 2020, U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The COVID-19 community testing cite at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City location will resume testing people for the coronavirus Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Patients’ healthcare providers must fax orders for them to be tested before they can utilize the testing site, according to the City of Baton Rouge’s chief communications officer, Mark Armstrong.

The testing site has administered 1,578 tests since it opened on Monday, March 16, Armstrong wrote.

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