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Free, ongoing COVID-19 testing now at ULM for campus and community

The Louisiana National Guard and Louisiana Department of Health are providing free COVID-19 testing beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Testing will be ongoing. 
Testing is available for ULM students, faculty, staff, and Louisiana residents ages 5 and up. 
  • Drive-through and walk-up testing will be in the parking lot between US-165 and the Liew Family International Student Center, 3800 Northeast Dr. 
  • Testing is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. 
  • Preregistration is NOT required but encouraged. A staff member can assist with on-site registration, or to preregister, go to
  • In order to be tested at an HHS test site, people must provide: 
    • Telephone number 
    • Email address 
    • An ID is NOT required 
  • It should take between 3-5 days to get test results. 
  • Test results are available by phone. Call 1-866-697-8378. Wait times may be lengthy.  
  • Test results are available through the MyQuest portal or download the MyQuest app. Those testing positive will also be contacted by phone. 
  • Testing is open for any Louisiana resident 5 years of age and older. Anyone under 16 years of age should be accompanied by their guardian. 
  • The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose on-site, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out. 

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