Mount Rogers Health District offers continued COVID-19 testing, protesters urged to consider publicly-available tests

Michael Moentmann, Leon Wheeler

In this Friday, April 24, 2020 photo, Wayne State University medical school student Michael Moentmann swabs Leon Wheeler’s nostril at a COVID-19 testing center in Detroit. Moentmann, 23, had planned to observe surgeries this spring but then a highly contagious virus disrupted everything. So he’s volunteering in one of America’s hardest-hit cities, testing police officers, firefighters, bus drivers and other essential workers who keep Detroit running. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MARION, Va. (WFXR) – Mount Rogers Health District continues to offer COVID-19 testing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at six local health departments.

These testing sites are available, by appointment at the Health Departments in Bristol, Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Carroll and Galax.

All Virginians can get tested if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 or if they believe they have been exposed to others with infections.

Also, individuals who have attended protests may be at higher risk of infection.

The Virginia Health Department continues to recommend wearing face coverings, wash hands frequently, remain socially distant, and if symptoms appear, stay home and call their health care provider.

Free publicly-available tests can be found by clicking here.

Call the local health department to schedule a test.

Some testing is also available through some local health care systems and providers. Contact your health care provider for details.

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