Cajundome COVID-19 screening FAQ

Coronavirus

Credit: LCG, Facebook

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Lafayette Consolidated Government’s COVID-19 screening site at the Cajundome has been open since March 18.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the site:

  • What are the hours of operation?
    • The site will be open from 8:30-10:30 am. Although the times may change daily, LCG posts updated hours on their Facebook page.
  • How do I know if I should go get screened?
    • Citizens are encouraged to only go to the screening site if:
      • They are experiencing symptoms of acute viral respiratory illness (coughing or shortness of breath) and/or a temperature greater than 100.4°
      • They are experiencing symptoms and are pregnant or considered high-risk
      • You’re encouraged to call 3-1-1 or (337) 534-TEST (8378) before going to the screening site.
  • How much does it cost to get screened?
    • Screening is free. If you require a COVID-19 test and don’t have insurance, there will be a charge associated with the private lab that processes the sample collected.
      • This fee will not be collected on site.
  • What do I need to bring with me to the screening site?
    • Participants are asked to bring a photo ID and insurance information.
  • What happens once I get to the site?
    • Participants at the screening site will first be tested for the flu. If flu negative, specimens will be sent for COVID-19 testing.

You’re encouraged to call 3-1-1 or (337) 534-TEST (8378) for more information about the Cajundome COVID-19 screening site. Medical professionals can talk to you through that phone line about whether you should go get screened.

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