Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 community testing will resume Wednesday

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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 Wednesday, April, 1. Since more testing has become available, the site will remain open from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Mayor Broome’s Office there were 114 tests administered at the site on Monday, March 30. It is important to know that only patients who had their orders faxed to the site prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday will be admitted on Wednesday. The orders must be faxed into the site by the patient’s physician. Anyone with written orders will not be admitted. 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 site has also transitioned to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. This schedule allows for PPE conservation. According to the Mayor’s Office, since March 16, the operations have become quicker and more efficient. The site has administered some 1,283 test since March 16.

The community testing is led by the Mayor’s Office in partnership with Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge General, Ochsner-Baton Rouge, Our Lady of the Lake, and Women’s Hospital.

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