U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opens COVID-19 testing site in Zachary

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new, free COVID-19 testing site opened Monday in Zachary.

Zachary Youth Park, located at 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road, will serve as the testing location. Tests will be available there from either five to 12 days from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., according to a City of Zachary press release.

Testing is available for people age 5 and older, and people younger than 18 must have a guardian present to consent to testing.

Those seeking a test do not have to be Zachary residents.

People can register for a test on site, but preregistration is preferred. Those seeking a test at this site can preregister by visiting https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.

Those getting a test must provide a phone number and email address. People should receive their results three to five days after testing via email notification, according to the press release.

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