Mobile Testing Heads to Treme; Then Algiers’ Cut-Off Neighborhood Next Week

The New Orleans Health Department, LCMC Health, and LSU Health Sciences will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing at walk-up sites in New Orleans neighborhoods next week. 

Free testing will be available from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 11 through Wednesday, May 13, at the Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere St. Mid-week, testing will move to the Cut-Off Recreation Center, 6600 Belgrade St. Residents can find testing there from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Testing can end early if supplies run out.

Anyone 18 years of age or older who believes he or she may have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or recently had symptoms of the virus is encouraged to get tested. Results are expected to be online and delivered via phone within two to three days. 

Based on federal guidelines, four to five percent of the population needs to be tested each month, which is between 500 to 600 tests per day in Orleans Parish. This free testing program will continue to contribute greatly toward that milestone.

The mobile testing program has tested nearly 3,600 residents in the region since its inception on April 21. The city of New Orleans will continue to bring testing to neighborhoods that have been hard hit by COVID-19 and where residents may have less access to other testing options. Upcoming dates and locations are listed at ready.nola.gov/mobile-testing.

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