LSUS to install COVID-19 testing pod on campus

Louisiana State University in Shreveport will be installing a COVID-19 testing pod on campus next week, similar to the ones featured at the LSU Baton Rouge campus.

The pod will begin operation on Monday, September 28th, and will be open Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 am to 4 pm. Testing will be available to faculty, staff and students of LSUS with no out-of-pocket expense. Testing in the Pod will not be available to the general public.

“We are very happy to partner with the Administrative team at LSUS to provide convenient testing to the LSUS community,” said Vishal Vasanji, Co-founder & CEO of Relief Telemed. “We have worked well with the LSU Baton Rouge campus, so this was a natural extension of that relationship.”

In addition to social distancing measures, mask requirements, and sanitization supplies distributed throughout campus, LSUS currently has wellness check stations that everyone must visit before entering the university. The Relief Telemed pod will be another way the school’s Pandemic Action Team is working to ensure the safety of the LSUS community.

“Our team has been exploring all avenues to ensure the continued safety of the LSUS community,” said Bill Wolfe, Director of the Pandemic Action Team. “The pod will be a great addition to our current measures, as it provides an efficient way for folks at LSUS to get tested without having to search for an external testing facility.”

LSUS is currently working with LSU Health Shreveport to set up a separate, once-weekly testing site for the public at the Pioneer Heritage Center. 

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