The West Piedmont Health District on Monday announced a series of community testing events to provide free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 to increase availability in response to public demand.
“The PCR test is a diagnostic test recommended for persons who have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or are asymptomatic with a history of exposure to a COVID-19 case,” said Dr. Kerry Gateley, District Director. “Persons with pre-existing health conditions who have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 should seek testing immediately. Also, any person who is asymptomatic, regardless of its vaccination status, and has a history of exposure to COVID-19 case(s) can seek testing.”
The events will be held at the Martinsville National Guard Armory parking lot at 315 Commonwealth Blvd., on the following dates and times.
January 19 12:30 – 4 p.m.
January 26 12:30 – 4 p.m.
February 2 12:30 – 4 p.m.
February 9 12:30 – 4 p.m.
February 16 12:30 – 4 p.m.
February 23 12:30 – 4 p.m.
The tests are free of charge and limited to the first 100 people.
To learn more about COVID-19 testing, visit the VDH COVID-19 Testing webpage at vdh.virginia.gov. For questions about the testing events, contact Gloria Martinez at the Henry-Martinsville Health Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).