New COVID-19 testing site running in Livingston Parish Sept. 23-24

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COVID-19 testing kits.
David Gray | The News

(The Livingston Parish News) – A community testing site for the novel coronavirus is running in Livingston Parish for this week, according to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP).

The site is located at 29938 S. Magnolia Street in the Town of Livingston (the old Assessor’s Office located beside the Registrar of Voters off Hwy. 190). It will run on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and go through Thursday, Sept. 24.

The site will be open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily, or until 150 tests are administered.

There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test, according to LOHSEP, and no one will be turned away based on insurance status. People are advised to bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. Any Louisiana resident over the age of 5 is eligible to be tested.

The testing site is being offered by Ochsner Health in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Office of Public Health.

The COVID-19 tests will be administered by Ochsner personnel, and people being tested will be registered on site. LOHSEP said people will receive test results within 72 hours via the MyChart patient portal or by phone.

Those who test positive will have the opportunity to participate in Ochsner’s 14-day symptom tracker program designed for COVID-19 patients who do not require hospital care.

Participants can receive daily text messages to monitor symptoms and be connected to Ochsner’s 24/7 nurse on-call line for additional support. For more information, call 1-866-703-7790.

As of Tuesday, Livingston Parish is reporting 3,726 COVID-19 cases; 38,966 tests; and 74 COVID-19 related deaths.

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