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COVID-19 testing planned in Eunice

Free testing for COVID-19 is scheduled Wednesday and Friday at Eunice High School, according to a news release from Van Reed, St. Landry Parish director of Emergency Preparedness and public information officer.
This week’s testing will be third time the service has been offered here.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana National Guard partnered with parish government in Region 4 to offer the drive-through COVID-19 testing.
Other testing sites are scheduled. The schedule includes the following.
Evangeline Parish
Saturday through Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Vidrine Elementary. 5094 Vidrine Road, Ville Platte.
Iberia Parish
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., parking lot behind Iberia Parish Courthouse, 322 Providence St., New Iberia.
Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lydia Park. 4412 Weeks Park Road, New Iberia.
Lafayette Parish
Wednesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ULL Cajun Field. 2351 W Congress St., Lafayette, enter from Gate 3 on Congress Street.
St Landry Parish
Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eunice High School. 301 S. Bobcat Drive, Eunice.
Thursday, Aug. 1 and 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Opelousas Civic Center. 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas.
St Martin Parish
Wednesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Magnolia Park, 100 Magnolia Drive, St Martinville.
Vermilion Parish
Thursday through Aug. 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Abbeville LSU Ag Center, 1105 W. Port St., Abbeville.
Pre-registration is encouraged and should be completed at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. Under test locations, click “Louisiana” then choose site, date, and time that you plan to attend.
— People will be allowed to register at the site, but can expect longer waits.
— Testing will be available for any Louisiana resident at least 5 years old. Guardians must accompany anyone under 16.
— Testing is open to everyone. No ID is needed for testing.
— People must provide a phone number and email address.
— The testing site will be conducted as a drive-thru test site. Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars. There will be separate lines for those who have pre-registered and for those who must register on-site.
— The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose on site while in their vehicles. This will be observed by trained personnel to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
— This mobile testing site is a being stood up with the Federal Government in coordination with LDH and local partners.
— This mobile tests site is part of the federal government’s effort to support communities that have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots, or communities where there has been a recent and intense level of new cases and hospitalizations related to the ongoing outbreak.
How will results be obtained?
— Results will be emailed, and posted online at  www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com.
— It is expected to take three to five days to get test results.
— People who test positive will also be contacted by phone. There is no phone number for people to call to get their results.
For more information, contact the LDH Region 4 Office of Public Health at 337-262-5311.

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