Drive through COVID-19 testing resumes

Local health and government officials will continue drive-through testing for COVID-19 on Thursday through Friday, May 28-29, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles.

Testing will be performed from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day, or until the daily maximum is reached. A total of 100 tests per day can be performed.

To be eligible, residents must be 16 years or older (with ID) and must be a resident of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron or Jeff Davis parishes. There is no medical requirement and no cost.

Residents may begin lining up at 8:30 a.m. Residents who are ill enough to require emergency care should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Testing is being performed by Quest Laboratory and the results may take up to five days to obtain.

No restrooms will be available and no pets are allowed. Residents with questions about the service should call 211.

Participating agencies include:

  1. Region 5 ESF-8 Health and Medical Coalition
  2. Louisiana Office of Public Health
  3. The Louisiana National Guard
  4. Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.