Geaux Get Tested Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The Geaux Get Tested research study will conduct saliva testing for COVID-19 at schools, community centers, churches, and medical clinics in Baton Rouge, LA in order to determine where community members prefer to be tested. This information will be used develop strategies to reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing in underserved communities.

About the Study

On specific testing days (reference schedule), participants will visit one of the community testing locations in the 70805, 70807, 70811, 70812, and 70814 Baton Rouge, LA zip codes in order to enroll in the study. Once enrolled, participants will provide a saliva sample to be tested for COVID-19 and answer a brief survey about themselves and their experiences and thoughts on COVID-19 testing. A research staff member will call participants with their result as soon as it is available from the laboratory (2-3 business days).

Study Design

Number of Visits

  • A single visit to one of the Geaux Get Tested COVID-19 community testing locations in Baton Rouge, LA


  • Saliva sample for COVID-19 testing
  • Questionnaire

Study Qualifications

To quality for this research study, particpiants should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to understand and speak English
  • Able to provide informed consent
Date Day of Week Time Location Address
3/6 Saturday TBD Southern University v. AR-Pine Bluff Football Game 49 Swan Ave
3/9 Tuesday 8am-4pm Beacon Light Baptist Church 7513 Prescott Road
3/10 Wednesday 8am-4pm Living Faith Christian Center 6375 Winbourne Ave
3/15 Monday 8am-4pm LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic 5439 Airline Highway
3/17 Wednesday 8am-4pm LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic 5439 Airline Highway
3/18 Thursday 8am-4pm LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic 5439 Airline Highway
3/20 Saturday 9am-1pm Scotlandville Magnet High School 9870 Scotland Ave

Study Duration

A single visit

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this community research study, come to one of our testing locations (schedule provided above), call 763-3000 or email

For the schedule: testing will be 8-4 on week days and 8-12 on Saturdays.


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