The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Site in Zachary
Posted by zachary on July 12, 2020
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing FREE COVID-19 testing in Zachary at the Zachary Youth Park, located at 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road. Testing at the Zachary location will begin tomorrow, Monday, July 13, from 7am – 7pm and will continue anywhere from 5 to 12 days.
Individuals seeking COVID-19 testing should make every effort to pre-register for testing in advance at: www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com
While on-site registration will be accommodated, pre-registration is preferred. Individuals tested must provide a telephone number and email address. An identification card is NOT required.
Testing is available to individuals five years and older – including those experiencing symptoms; those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 coronavirus; and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. Individuals seeking testing do not need to be a resident of the community. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present to consent to testing.
“People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and who are waiting for test results, should self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure,” said Deputy Surgeon General RADM Erica Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H. “They should watch for fever (100.4 degrees), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, they should stay away from others in the household, especially people who are at higher risk for getting sick from COVID-19.”
Information for Individuals Seeking Testing:
It should take between 3 to 5 days for someone who is tested to get their results.
Test results will be provided by email notification (individuals will be required to log back into the website to view their results). There is not a phone number to call for results.
For additional testing sites and information, https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/07/hhs-launches-surge-covid-19-testing-hotspot-jurisdictions-florida-louisiana-and-texas.html