On Tuesday, May 26, and Wednesday, May 27, there will be a mobile testing site for COVID-19 in at Vietnamese Initiatives Economic Training (VIET), 13435 Granville St., in the Village de L’est neighborhood in New Orleans East. Testing will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m or as long as supplies last.
Language interpreters will be available.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, VIET staff has been working to reach the Vietnamese community to provide information and assist with filing for unemployment, Medicaid, SNAP, and interpreting services,” said Lang Le, VIET executive director. “I want to thank Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen for bringing the testing out to the community here in Village de L’est, which is much-needed.”
There will be 250 test kits daily on a first-come, first-serve basis provided in partnership with LCMC Health, the New Orleans Health Department, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). The goal of mobile testing is to identify early cases and ensure that every community in New Orleans has access to free testing. Results are expected to be online or delivered within two to three days.
Residents can bring a driver’s license or another form of identification and health insurance card if possible; however it is not required for testing.
To get tested, residents must be 18 years of age or older and confirm that they have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or recently had symptoms of the virus.
Information about other testing sites throughout the city can be found at www.ready.nola.gov/mobile-testing.