City of Baker chosen for mobile COVID-19 HHS surge testing site


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The City of Baker was chosen to get a mobile COVID-19 HHS surge testing site, which will be open Tuesday through Sunday.

The site, which is in the parking lot of Miracle Place Church at 2080 Main St. in Baker, will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to City of Baker spokespersons.

People age 5 and older can receive a free test at the site. No insurance or photo IDs are required, but those getting tested will need to provide a phone number and email address. People should receive their results three to five days after being tested via email. Those with positive results will receive a phone call.

Those who preregister can use an express lane for testing at the site.

The site comes from a partnership between the city, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana Department of Health.

East Baton Rouge Parish is one of three locations nationwide that the federal government chose to have surge testing at, according to spokespersons.

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