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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Commission votes to allocate up to $175,000 for mobile COVID-19 testing in Caddo Parish

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COMMISSION VOTES TO ALLOCATE UP TO $175,000 FOR MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING IN CADDO PARISH 

The Caddo Parish Commission voted on Thursday to allocate funding up to $175,000 to provide critical access to COVID-19 testing in Caddo Parish.

The measure, introduced by Commissioner Steven Jackson, approves a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center Emerging Viral Health Clinic. The partnership will allow rapid COVID-19 testing in medically underserved communities around Caddo Parish.

“We should be encouraging as much testing as possible,” said Commissioner Steven Jackson. “We don’t want to stigmatize testing like we see with AIDS, HIV and diabetes. Those things plague our community because we stigmatize testing when we should be promoting it very hard at the onset. If we amp up our testing, that lets us know where the virus is spreading,” said Jackson.

Citizens who meet the criteria will be able to be pre-screened and tested at the mobile facility.

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