Charlotte County community college set to host free drive-thru COVID-19 testing events through mid-November

(Photo: Courtesy Jernej Furman/CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy Jernej Furman/CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online)

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday, the Piedmont Health District will offer free, drive-thru, COVID-19 screening and testing services at Southside Virginia Community College in Charlotte County, marking the first of several events over the next month.

The health district says the testing will be available at the community college’s Keysville location at 200 Daniel Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

After Tuesday’s event, though, testing will be available every Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to health officials.

The drive-thru testing will reportedly take place in the parking lot behind the Workforce Development Center. If you want to be tested for the coronavirus at this event, you are encouraged to sit near a window in your vehicle.

Even though a rapid test option will not be available, the health district says the three-day PCR test will be available to all ages. However, a parent or guardian is asked to accompany anyone under the age of 18.

“Walk-ups are accepted. Tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis and at no cost to the patient. No insurance is needed. No appointment or advanced registration is needed,” the Piedmont Health District said in a statement about the event. “To protect yourself and healthcare workers, wear a cloth face covering or mask. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people at all times. Be sure to tell the testing providers if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, deep cough or shortness of breath, or believe that you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.”

For more information about this event, call 434-392-3984. You can also find more information about COVID-19 in the Commonwealth by clicking here.

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