April 29: Free mask distribution and testing site closures

Savvy Southerner

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Severe weather moved through the Greater Baton Rouge area on Wednesday morning, forcing many of the coronavirus testing sites to temporarily close for the day. Parish officials said the move was intended out of an abundance of caution.

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Ascension Parish: The Covid-19 testing site at Donaldsonville Primary School is closed. The site is expected to reopen tomorrow, April 30.

East Baton Rouge Parish: The MOHSEP community testing site at Baton Rouge General Mid City is closed today. The site will reopen Friday, May 1. The site operates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Patients can still be tested at the MOHSEP Community Testing Site at Our Lady of the Lake North Campus. The site operates from 3-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Patients must have a physician’s order to be tested at either site.

St. Martin Parish: At 10 a.m., officials will begin the distribution of cotton masks, donated by Hanes Corporation. People are encouraged to attend the site location within your city. If you live in the unincorporated are of St. Martin Parish, you may visit the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, 4870 Main Hwy in Parks, LA.

Locations of mask distribution on April 29 include:

  • Breaux Bridge: Parc Hardy Pavilion, 755 Doucet Drive,
  • St. Martinville: St. Martinville City Hall, 120 S. New Market St.,
  • Henderson: Henry Guidry Park Pavilion (behind City Hall), 1007 Amy St.,
  • Parks: Parks City Hall Drive Thru, 1019 Periou St.,
  • Stephensville & Belle River: Stephensville Elementary, 3243 Hwy 70.

St. James Parish: The testing site at Gramercy Elementary School is closed. It will reopen tomorrow (April 30) from 8 a.m. to noon.

St. John the Baptist Parish: Testing sites across the parish are closed. This includes Hahnville High School.

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