Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson and Assumption Parish Police Jury President Jeff Naquin announced the opening of a regional drive-through COVID-19 testing site on Monday at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range Facility, 3451 La. Highway 182 in Raceland
There will be a soft opening on Monday, April 27, for those 65 years of age and older and first responders only
Starting on Tuesday, April 28, the site will be open to those 18 years of age and older.
The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until test limits are reached each day, seven days a week.
No physician referral or insurance is required. No additional test for symptoms is required and if you have symptoms or had symptoms the last few days but no longer have symptoms, you are still eligible for testing.
“We’re not checking symptoms or fever,” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson said. “You can just go through if you think you’ve been exposed or you’d like to get tested.”
The site is receiving support from the La. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Louisiana National Guard, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Government, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mary Ditch contributed to this story. This story was updated on April 26, 2020.