Bedford Elementary School holding drive-thru site for free COVID-19 testing Sunday


A healthcare professional, right, takes a sample from a patient at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As part of a partnership between Bedford County and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Bedford Elementary School is set to hold free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Sunday.

According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, healthcare workers will conduct free coronavirus testing at the Bedford Elementary School parking lot at 806 Tiger Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.

These tests will be available on a first come, first serve basis — no insurance or appointment necessary — to adults and children age 10 or older, according to the flyer shared by the sheriff’s office. However, children between ages 10 and 17 reportedly need to be accompanied by an adult.

In addition, if a large crowd attends, the sheriff’s office says VDH staff will remain onsite to meet attendees’ needs based on the number of available tests.

In order to protect both visitors and staff, officials ask anyone who attends to wear a mask, maintain a six-foot distance from others where possible, notify staff if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, and abide by all traffic flow directions.

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