Multiple People Screened At Cajundome
The Cajundome is the sight in Lafayette were people with symptoms of Covid-19 can go to get a screening.
The process began at 9 o'clock this morning, and it will wrap up this afternoon.
Earlier this week, Chief Communications Officer Jamie Angelle told KPEL that the screenings would continue each day.
Click here to find out more about what the screenings entail.
According to Josh Guillory's Administration, this screening site is only for people who are experiencing the following:
- 1. They are experiencing symptoms of acute viral respiratory illness (coughing or shortness of breath) and/or a temperature greater than 100.4°.
- 2. They are experiencing symptoms and are pregnant or considered high-risk.
There is also another way to begin the screening process, and that is by calling 311.
If you are going to go to the screening location, it is important to bring proof of insurance, if you do have insurance. If you can't afford it, the United Way of Acadiana is working to help.
There have been five deaths in Louisiana from Covid-19, and 240 people in our state have tested positive for the virus. In all, thus far, just over 600 people across the state have been tested.
On Saturday, Dr. Tina Stefanski told KPEL that there will be positive cases of Coronavirus in Louisiana, and the state has been preparing in a variety of different ways as needs are changing hour by hour. Should there be an overflow of patients needing care, Chicot State Park will serve as an overflow facility.
So far, there have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Acadiana, but officials are waiting on lab testing to be completed and so are communities from all across the country.
The screening sight at the Cajundome will be open daily until no one shows up anymore.