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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Monroe Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

Two-Day Event on Campus is Open to the Grambling Community

By Press release
On August 25, 2020

GRAMBLING, La. – August 20, 2020 – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Monroe representatives will be on the Grambling State University campus for two days to offer free COVID-19 testing to the community.

The event will be held Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center as long as supplies last.

Testing will be conducted by medical professionals, said Beverly Vonshea Lewis, Director of Economic Development and Community Health Initiatives at Ochsner LSU Health. It is open to Louisiana residents over 2 years of age who are not displaying any symptoms of illness. Participants should bring a photo ID and insurance card if they have insurance.

People who do not have insurance will be accepted for testing and no insurance will be billed, Lewis said.

Results will be available within three to four days through the MyChart patient portal or by phone, she said.

More on Grambling State’s coronavirus prevention and response can be found at

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