More testing for Coronavirus is coming to our area. The Caddo Parish Commission has voted to spending up to $175,000 to provide critical access to testing in Caddo Parish.

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Commissioner Steven Jackson introduced the measure which sets up a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center to allow for rapid testing in medically underserved communities throughout the Parish.

 Jackson says:

We should be encouraging as much testing as possible. 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.

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