Making good on plans to bring COVID-19 testing to neighborhoods most impacted by the virus, the city of New Orleans Health Department has teamed up with LCMC Health, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) to conduct a mobile testing campaign across the metro area over the coming weeks.

Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) serves as the first site for the mobile testing center, with testing available beginning 8 a.m. today (Tuesday, April 21) thru Friday, April 24.

City officials are encouraging residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods near the campus to take advantage of the testing this week.

The mobile campaign will bring walk-up testing to neighborhoods that have been heavily affected by COVID-19, with the goal of identifying early cases. The sites will be selected to provide testing outreach to communities that may have had limited access to drive-up testing. Residents do can walk-up have for testing. Results are expected to be online or delivered within two to three days.

The mobile center closes at 4 p.m. daily or when the the site reaches its daily maximum of 250 tests. The exact testing location on the campus is at Lot W, 3600 Pine St. Those seeking testing should enter on Palm Street. 

Upcoming mobile testing sites and dates will be announced.

In order to be eligible for testing, you must be 18 years of age or older; have been recently exposed to COVID-19, or recently had symptoms of the virus.

The New Orleans Tribune

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