Many waiting for at-home COVID test kits, thousands of kits to be given away in Ascension Parish

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 5:55 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The at-home COVID test kits are making its way to mailboxes across the Capital Region.

The United States Postal Service is the agency in charge of the important delivery.

But until they arrive, many of you are looking for a place to get some tests.

Folks in Ascension Parish are hosting a second giveaway Thursday, Jan. 27. A spokesman with the Ascension Parish Government said 3,700 test kits will be given out.

You can drive up to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from 9 a.m. until noon or while supplies last.

You should drive in from Highway 30 onto Ashland Rd to the back entrance of Lamar-Dixon.

There will be direction markers for you to follow.

You’ll then exit back onto Ashland Road.

On Thursday, January 27, the distribution will be at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in...
On Thursday, January 27, the distribution will be at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. From 9:00 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last.(Ascension Parish Government)

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said they received a limited supply of the free the at-home COVID tests from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Each vehicle will get one box with two tests.

You can also order free COVID-19 tests at https://www.covidtests.gov/.

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