Appointment-based, drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues in Radford Tuesday


RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The New River Valley Public Health Task Force is set to operate another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Radford on Tuesday for those with appointments.

Health officials say the event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Radford Recreation Center at 200 George Street on Tuesday, June 30.

According to the New River Health District, the free clinic does not require a referral, but it does require an appointment.

“We have administered more than 4,900 COVID-19 tests since broad community testing began more than two months ago,” said Dr. Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District, in a statement released by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Wednesday, June 24 about the site. “Testing is important to monitor cases as we begin to re-open, so we can investigate, trace the contacts of those infected and mitigate the spread of illness. Remember that the best protection for each of us comes from personal precautions, including hygiene and physical distancing. That’s how you protect yourself and those around you.”

To request more information, a screening, or an appointment for testing, call the New River Health District’s COVID-19 public health center at (540) 267-8240. The call center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. If calling after hours, leave a message.

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