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“Expanding testing helps people in Baton Rouge return to their jobs while keeping communities safe. I’m grateful HHS is providing additional support for communities hit hardest by this virus.”

MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will support increased free coronavirus testing in Baton Rouge, La.

“Expanding testing helps people in Baton Rouge return to their jobs while keeping communities safe. I’m grateful HHS is providing additional support for communities hit hardest by this virus,” said Kennedy.

HHS will increase testing in communities experiencing a recent and excessive number of new cases and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning on Tuesday, July 7, HHS will help perform 5,000 free tests a day in Baton Rouge through Saturday, July 18.

According to HHS, testing locations in Baton Rouge include:

 

Louisiana State University

Alex Box Stadium parking lot

Gourrier Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70820

 

Southern University

FG Clark parking lot

801 Harding Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70807

 

Cortana Mall

9701 Cortana Pl.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

 

Fairgrounds at BREC’s Airline Highway Park

17200 Airline Hwy

Baton Rouge, LA 70118