HHOMA announces free COVID-19 testing sites: Sept. 11–12, 2020

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Today, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) announced upcoming free COVID-19 testing, taking place in Raleigh County on Sept. 11, 2020, and in Wayne County on both Sept. 11, 2020, and Sept. 12, 2020. Kroger continues as a partner at these testing sites and will be providing hospitality items to volunteers.

The COVID-19 testing locations are organized, in part, by Gov. Jim Justice’s COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities in order to provide testing opportunities to residents in counties with high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission.

Testing sites will be available at the following locations:

Raleigh County
Friday, September 11
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department: 1602 Harper Road, Beckley, WV

Wayne County
Friday, September 11
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fort Gay Community Senior Center: 3135 Louisa Street, Fort Gay, WV

Wayne County
Saturday, September 12

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wayne Elementary School: 80 McGinnis Drive, Wayne, WV

“Under Governor Jim Justice’s leadership, HHOMA is happy to be an integral part of increasing access to free COVID-19 testing for our most vulnerable citizens,” said HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson. “We thank Kroger for their continued partnership and community service in providing food, water, and ice to our site volunteers.”

Testing at upcoming sites is available for free and to all residents in selected counties, including asymptomatic individuals. Proof of insurance is not required. Attendees should bring identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address, to help in returning test results. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

A list of all upcoming COVID-19 testing locations statewide can be found online at https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.

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