ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A limited supply of free at-home COVID-19 tests will be distributed to Ascension Parish residents two days next week.

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) received the supply from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Distribution will be drive-through only and each vehicle will receive one box containing two tests due to the limited supply, according to Ascension Parish Government officials.

Distribution locations and dates:

Frank Sotile Jr. Pavilion in Donaldsonville

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Traffic flow: Traffic should turn from Marchand Drive onto Church Street, then turn right on Clay St and through the Lemann Center parking lot to the Frank Sotile Pavilion

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Traffic flow: Traffic should enter from Highway 30 onto Ashland Road to the back entrance of Lamar-Dixon follow the direction markers there. Exit back on to Ashland Road, but DO NOT USE Lawrence Minor Road; it will be blocked during that time.

Ascension Parish Government suggests residents order free at-home COVID-19 tests at or visit providers in the parish offering PCR and rapid COVID-19 tests. A list of locations offering testing can be found at