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Mobile COVID-19 testing site to offer free testing in Lexington on Friday

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(Photo: Courtesy U.S. Army/Miguel Pena via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy U.S. Army/Miguel Pena via MGN Online)

LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Free COVID-19 testing will be available to the Lexington community on Friday at a mobile testing site organized by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia National Guard, and local fire and emergency services.

According to a flyer shared by Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management via Facebook, the mobile testing site will operate at 600 Waddell Street in Lexington from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

Officials say anyone who wants to be tested can visit the site without an appointment, without insurance, and even without experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus. However, the tests will only be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In order to protect both themselves and the healthcare workers at the site, health officials ask visitors to wear a mask, maintain a six foot distance from other visitors at all times, and notify the healthcare provider if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Management says visitors should expect to spend about 15 to 30 minutes going through the drive-thru site, based on the performance of an earlier mobile COVID-19 testing site in Raphine.

According to officials, Friday’s mobile testing site is one of five that will be held across Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County. Details about future testing dates and locations have yet to be released.

If you have any questions, call (855) 949-8378.

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