JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
May 26, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALARIO CENTER COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION SITE
JEFFERSON PARISH CLOSES FRIDAY 27 MAY 2022
JEFFERSON, LA – The Alario Center COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Facility, operated by the Louisiana National Guard and Quest Diagnostics, will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022
The Alario Center has been operational as a testing site since March 21, 2020, shortly after a Jefferson Parish resident tested positive for the first case of COVID-19 in Louisiana on March 9, 2020. The site was one of the first COVID-19 testing sites established in the United States when the pandemic began. More than 39,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out at the Alario Center and more than 5,000 vaccines have been distributed.
Those who need a test or vaccine after Friday can visit one of Jefferson Parish’s public health units or call their local pharmacy or doctor. The Metairie public health station is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Marrero Public Health Station is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. COVID.JeffParish.net.
“The Alario Center has really been such a big part of our defense against COVID,” said Cynthia Lee Sheng, president of Jefferson Parish. “We would like to thank all of our Jefferson Parish departments and partner agencies who have helped build and staff the Alario Center over the past few years, including the Louisiana National Guard, our entire Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department team along with CAA Sarah Babcock, Alario Center Personnel, Jefferson Parish Fire Services, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Parish Parks & Recreation Department, Jefferson Parish General Services Department and the Louisiana Department of Health.”
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. To keep up with Jefferson Parish’s response to COVID-19, visit covid.jeffparish.net. Residents can also get regular updates by following the community on Facebook. Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Township Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO