City of New Orleans announces new coronavirus test sites

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The New Orleans Health Department, along with LSU Health New Orleans and LCMC Health, announced today where residents can find walk-up coronavirus testing in the month of May.

"The mobile campaign is bringing walk-up testing to neighborhoods that have been heavily affected by COVID-19, with the goal of identifying early cases that are showing little if any symptoms," the city announced. 

The tests are for people 18 and older who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 or thinks they may have symptoms.

This week, the test site is at Marrero Community Center at 1861 Ames Blvd., open through 4:00 p.m. today or while tests last, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Future sites and dates are as follows (all times 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.):
  • May 4-6: First Grace United Methodist Church at Comisky Park (3401 Canal St.), Mid-City
  • May 7-9: Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (8282 I-10 Service Road), New Orleans East
  • May 11-13: Orleans and Claiborne avenues, Mid-City
  • May 14-16: Algiers, location TBD
  • May 18-20: Martin Luther King Elementary School (1617 Caffin Ave.), Lower 9th Ward
  • May 21-23: Original Morning Star FGBC (1462 Marais St.), Desire
  • May 26-29: New Orleans East, location TBD
  • June 1-3: Woodmere Elementary School (3191 Alex Kornman Blvd., Harvey), Westbank