Free community COVID-19 testing coming to Tazewell County

TAZEWELL, VA (WOAY) – The Cumberland Plateau Health District, in partnership with Tazewell County, will offer free community testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds, 515 Fairground Road in Tazewell.

Testing is available to all Virginia residents age 18 and older (adolescents accompanied by parent or guardian and able to cooperate with test collection may be tested with parent/guardian consent), regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms.

Appointments are not required, but to avoid waiting in line, we encourage individuals to call 276-988-5585 to pre-register so that forms can be completed in advance and to receive an appointment time.

You may drive-thru or walk up for testing. If you walk up, please wear a cloth face covering or mask and practice physical distancing. If driving, we encourage those wishing to be tested to sit at a window. For the safety of the testing staff, please keep windows rolled up until told otherwise.

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