Free COVID-19 testing coming to Summers County

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to increase testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations in counties with high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, with support from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) announced locations for testing on June 19 and 20, 2020.

The testing will be held in Ohio, Putnam and Summers counties with support from local health departments and community partners at the following times and locations on June 19 and 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ohio County (two locations):

June 19 – Exley Center at Hil-Dar, 2155 Angle Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003

June 20 – North Wheeling Dream Center, 407 Main Street, Wheeling WV 26003

Putnam County:

Teays Valley Baptist Church, 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526

Summers County:

Freight Depot, 508 Commercial Street, Hinton, WV 25951

Identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address, is required to be tested. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The testing is free and available to all residents in selected counties, including asymptomatic individuals.

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