COVID-19 testing offered to students, parents and staff at Franklin County Schools


A health worker collects a nose swab sample for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at the Mycorama coronavirus testing facility during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Cernier, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Starting Monday, COVID-19 testing events will take place on weekday afternoons at the Franklin County School Board Office.

The events are open to students and staff of Franklin County Public Schools and will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the School Board Office’s lower parking lot.

These coronavirus testing events will take place on weekdays from Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Dec. 17; however, there will not be any testing on Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 16.

Students who wish to be tested will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You are asked to bring your insurance card with you, but those who are uninsured will be covered through a federal program.

Parents may also get tested.

When you arrive, you are asked to remain in your vehicle and someone will come to see you. You will then be asked to fill out a few forms and perform a self nasal specimen collection. Then, you will be given instructions on how to register to get your results which should arrive within 24-36 hours.

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