COVID-19 testing in rural areas

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

A number of testing sites are opening up in rural parts of the Capitol Region.

As the virus continues to spread, State Health officials are providing more wide-spread
testing options for rural communities.

In Livingston Parish this week, mobile testing sites are operating at Albany High
School from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

People must provide a state issued Louisiana ID and be 18 years or older.

Wednesday, July 22nd Albany High School – 29700 1 Hornet Ln, Albany

Monday, July 27th American Legion Hall – 26200 LA Hwy 43, Springfield

Tuesday, July 28th American Legion Hall – 26200 LA Hwy 43, Springfield

Wednesday, July 29th St. Joseph Catholic Church – 15710 LA Hwy 16, French Settlement

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