Public Health

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in New Orleans?

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA1 Sep 2021
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There are various locations in which you can get a COVID-19 test in New Orleans. There are test centers in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes and some also provide COVID-19 vaccines. No ID or insurance is required for a free test or vaccine. Recent test results or proof of vaccination will soon be required before entering New Orleans restaurants, bars, and other venues.

New Orleans, LA COVID-19 Update 

Effective August 16, 2021, proof of vaccination for all eligible individuals 12 years and older or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours will be required at most indoor venues in Orleans Parish and outdoor events where more than 500 people are in attendance. In addition, Louisiana remains under a statewide mask mandate.

Travelers eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to get vaccinated for their own safety, the safety of other visitors , and the safety of the tens of thousands of men and women who rely on our hospitality industry for their livelihoods. 

Currently, there are no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements for travelers or individuals entering the state of Louisiana.

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Khang T. Vuong, MHA

Khang T. Vuong received his Master of Healthcare Administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He was named Forbes Healthcare 2021 30 under 30. Vuong spoke at Stanford Medicine X, HIMSS conference, and served as a Fellow at the Bon Secours Health System.

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