159th Medical Group Assists With COVID-19 Testing
By SMSgt Daniel Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing, LA ANG
/ Published December 13, 2020
NAS JRB New Orleans, LA --
We continue to assist our local and state partners with COVID-19 testing across the state. To date our Guardsmen have administered over 91,700 test across all 64 parishes. Louisiana Air National Guard Airmen and Plaquemines Medical Center personnel operate a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Belle Chasse Auditorium in Plaquemines Parish. Airmen from the 159th Fighter Wing’s Medical Group have continuously worked these community-based testing sites since the first location opened in Orleans Parish in mid-March 2020. Although today is the last day for the Belle Chasse location, the Airmen will be operating a testing site in St. Bernard Parish at J.F. Gauthier Elementary School (1200 LA-46) on Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 11:00am. Testing is free and you do not have to have symptoms to be tested. A form of identification is required.