Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 community testing will resume Tuesday


Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced that the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) will continue giving COVID-19 tests at Baton Rouge General Mid City on Tuesday, March 24. The site will remain open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on a day-by-day basis through Friday.

According to Mayor Broome’s Office there were 140 tests administered at the site on Monday. It is important to know that only patients who had their orders faxed to the site prior to 6 p.m. on Monday will be admitted on Tuesday. The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s physician. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted.

The testing site has relieved some pressure on hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms, places where the tests are also being administered. Physicians ordering tests have been given a phone number to confirm their patient’s order was received at the testing site, and to confirm that a patient has been tested.

The Mayor’s Office thanks Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center for providing enough tests for the MOHSEP testing site to continue testing.

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