Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Danville on Friday


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday at the Danville Health Department.

The testing will take place on Friday, Nov. 6, at 326 Taylor Drive in Danville from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until supplies run out.

The event offers 300 free tests and, while this is a drive-thru event, walk-ups are accepted. Testing is available to those age 10 years and older. Those seeking tests from a vehicle should sit near a window.

Tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No insurance is needed and no appointment is necessary.

“We are pleased to bring this testing event to our community and encourage residents to come get tested. Test results from this community-wide testing event will give us a good indicator of the prevalence of the disease in our community. But test results are only part of the picture. In addition, a negative test today is not a vaccine; it does not protect you from a possible exposure tomorrow. We know community transmission of COVID-19 has been widespread since late March, and we know the best protection for each of us comes from personal precautions, including wearing face coverings, practicing good hygiene and social distancing. That’s how we protect ourselves and those around us.”

Scott Spillmann, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District

Those participating in the testing event are asked to 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 free drive-thru event, call (434) 766-9828.

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