The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH’s) website shows a confirmed case of the coronavirus disease in Henry County.
Robert Parker, the department’s Public Information Officer, said the virus was confirmed in a man who is in his 50s. He declined to provide additional details.
So far, there are no confirmed cases in the City of Martinsville or Patrick County.
Planning for a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) testing site is underway in Martinsville Henry County, according to a release from The Harvest foundation.
The Martinsville Speedway, located at 340 Speedway Road in Ridgeway, will serve as the site’s location.
Leading this effort is a group of local nonprofit, community and government leaders. Officials are in the process of acquiring test kits and setting up logistics for the site. Details on an opening date, hours of operation, and testing site protocols will be announced once all materials and required equipment is in place.
“We are grateful for the support of our many community partners, and we thank Clay Campbell and the team at Martinsville Speedway for agreeing to use their world-class facilities to serve as a coronavirus testing site,” said Allyson Rothrock, president of The Harvest Foundation. “We’re relying on strong partnerships, collaboration among our community partners, and everyone coming together in order to get through this difficult time.”
Partners in this effort include local physicians and healthcare providers, Martinsville Speedway, the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, Martinsville and Henry County public safety departments, Martinsville and Henry County law enforcement agencies, Sovah Health-Martinsville, the Virginia Department of Health, and The Harvest Foundation.