Richland Parish announces free mobile COVID-19 self-test sites, dates


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RICHLAND PARISH, La. — The Richland Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness has announced free mobile community-based self-test sites for COVID-19 in Richland Parish.

The free self-testing will take place at the following locations from 8 AM to 11 AM on the listed dates:

  • Monday, June 1 — Delhi Elementary School
  • Tuesday, June 2 — Delhi Elementary School
  • Wednesday, June 3 — Rayville Elementary School
  • Thursday, June 4 — Rayville Elementary School
  • Friday, June 5 — Alto Public Boat Launch/Old Bend Of River Restaurant
  • Monday, June 8 — Mangham High School
  • Tuesday, June 9 — Holly Ridge Elementary School
  • Wednesday, June 10 — Start Elementary School
  • Thursday, June 11 — Hebert Public Boat Launch

Each site will test only 50 people per day so it is first come, first served.

A Medic with the Louisiana National Guard will be on hand to help patients ensure the test is performed properly.

Residents who would like to participate will need the following:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Valid Louisiana ID or Driver’s License

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