St. Martin Parish President Chester R. Cedars
March 19, 2020
12:30 P.M.

I am compelled to clarify a MISCONCEPTION which many people have relative to screening/testing sites for COVID-19. The site at the Cajundome in Lafayette Parish IS FOR ANYONE. It is not limited to only Lafayette Parish residents.

You should go to the site only if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus (coughing, shortness of breath and/or temperature greater than 100.4) and considered high risk. Therefore, if you experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19, call your family physician or 311 for guidance.

The common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

Individuals who are at a high risk of severe illness associated with COVID-19 are:
• Healthcare workers with direct contact with confirmed or suspected COVID cases
• Pregnant women
• Patients with immunocompromised conditions
• Age 60 years or older
• People living in communal settings (nursing facilities, shelters, etc.)
• Infants less than 10 weeks of age