COVID testing in Breaux Bridge – The first week of Lafayette General Hospital’s program of Drive-through COVID-19 testing in St. Martin Parish began at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on Thursday, May 28. By 9:50 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday) 312 residents had been tested and while all the results had not yet been compiled, five positives had been detected. Swab testing at Parc Hardy continues today (Wednesday) until noon then moves to the Cecilia Civic Center tomorrow through next Wednesday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.(Karl Jeter)
COVID testing in BB, Cecilia
Lafayette General Health is continuing its community COVID-19 testing efforts to St. Martin Parish this week. Testing is open to Louisiana residents of all ages who wish to know if they have the novel coronavirus. This investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a safe reopening.
Patricia Thompson, director of communications, Lafayette General Health, said that as of early Tuesday, June 1, 312 tests had been administered at the Parc Hardy location in Breaux Bridge. Although results on all tests had yet to be completed, five positives had been found and 207 negatives.
Testing is available to anyone, even those who may be asymptomatic. Members of the community should bring a valid ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status.
Testing will be conducted in a drive-thru setting and everyone should remain in the vehicle at all times. There should be no more than four people per vehicle. Community members will receive their test results within 24-72 hours via the MyHealth patient portal. Those with a positive result will also be contacted by phone.
Testing is available at the dates, times and locations listed below. Testing times are subject to change due to volume. For the safety of our healthcare workers, testing could be canceled due to weather conditions.
•Wednesday, June 3 – 8 a.m.-Noon, Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge.
•Thursday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 10 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Cecilia Civic Center, 2464 Cecilia High School Hwy.
•Thursday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 17 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Arnaudville Civic Center, 271 Guidroz Street.
•Thursday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 24 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clayton Boudreaux Park, Catahoula.
•Thursday, June 25 through Wednesday, July 1 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Stephensville Elementary School.
For the most recent updates, please visit www.LafayetteGeneral.com/COVID-19.