Mobile COVID-19 Self-Testing
May 21, 2020
Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Shane Smiley held a press conference, Wednesday, May 13, 3030, announcing that a COVID-19 mobile self-testing unit will be stationed in Ouachita Parish. "Governor John Bel Edwards and the state of Louisiana recognized the need for more testing in rural and underserved areas, and they are going to offer this testing throughout Region 8," said Police Jury President Smiley. Region 8 is made up of 12 parishes, including Ouachita Parish. Free self-tests will be offered, May 18 - June 12, 2020, 8:00-11:00 AM each day. The mobile testing site will be monitored by National Guard medics who will be there to help with self-tests if needed. More info, including the mobile self-testing locations and schedule, will be shared through social media and news media. You must be 18 years old or older to get tested. All sites will test from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. while supplies last. (50 tests) Thur. 5/21: Monroe - North Monroe Baptist Fri. May 22: Monroe - Marbles Rec Center; Mon. May 25: West Monroe - West Monroe Community Center; Tue. May 26: Sterlington - Sterlington Church of Christ; Wed. May 27: Monroe - Benoit Rec Center; Thur. 5/28: West Monroe - West Monroe Rec Center; Fri. May 29: Swartz - East Ouachita Rec Center; Mon. June 1: Monroe - Emily P. Robinson Rec Center; Tue. June 2: West Monroe - West Monroe Rec Center; Wed. June 3: Monroe - Shady Grove Elem. School Thur. June 4: Monroe - Forsythe Park; Fri. June 5: West Monroe - West Monroe Rec Center.
Photo Shane Smiley-Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Shane Smiley