LDH COVID-19 testing only available in one region statewide due to severe winter weather

Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 2:19 PM CST
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The following information was provided by the Louisiana Department of Health:

BATON ROUGE, La. - Due to adverse winter weather conditions, COVID-19 testing sites operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) are closed today (Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021) in all regions except Region 1 (Greater New Orleans).

An announcement will be made on the availability of testing sites for Thursday, Feb. 18. Check later for further updates.

Preregistration for COVID-19 testing is encouraged by going to Testing is for ages three and older. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. Test results are available by calling 1-866-MYQUEST (1-866-697-8378), but note that wait times can be lengthy. Test results are also available through the Quest online portal or app.

If you are unable to make it to a LANG testing location, no-cost testing is available by appointment at select Walgreens locations through a partnership between Walgreens and the Department of Health. These locations offer testing seven days a week to people ages three and older. Appointments are required; make yours at

Alario Center2000 Segnette BlvdWestwego8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UNO Lakefront Arena6801 Franklin Ave.New Orleans8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mahalia Jackson Theater1419 Basin St.New Orleans8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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