LCG and hospitals release screening criteria for local centers


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette General Health and Our Lady of Lourdes have released a flow chart to determine who should get tested for COVID-19 at the parish’s screening locations.

To be screened, a potential patient should:

  • Show symptoms including coughing and/or shortness of breath and/or a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
  • Be considered “high risk”

People are considered high risk for contracting COVID-19 if:

  • They are healthcare workers with direct contact with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases
  • They are pregnant women.
  • They are infants less than 10 weeks of age or adjusted gestational age.
  • They are patients with compromised immune systems.
  • They are 60 years of age or older.
  • They are people living in communal settings like nursing facilities or shelters.

For more information, call 311 (in Lafayette Parish) or (337) 534-TEST.

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