MARION, Va. (WFXR) – The Mount Rogers Health District says that residents of the New River Valley who are looking to get tested for COVID may visit any of its officers prior to and after the holiday season.
“We are all excited that vaccines have given the opportunity to gather together with peace of mind this holiday season. At the same time, we continue to have high transmission of COVID-19 within our community, and young children are not yet eligible for vaccination. We encourage those with COVID-19 symptoms or risk factors for infection to get tested before and after gathering with loved ones.”Breanne Forbes Hubbard, Population Health Manager, Mount Rogers Health District
Health departments offer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing which takes a few days to return with the results.
To schedule an appointment, contact your local health department. Those phone numbers are listed below.
Rapid antigen tests are available throughout the community, including at pharmacies and some healthcare providers.
BinaxNOW rapid home tests are available through partnerships with public libraries across Virginia. Locally, that only includes Bland County.
Local health department contact information:
- Bland County: 276-688-3642
- Carroll County: 276-236-6127
- Grayson County: 276-773-2961
- Wythe County: 276-228-5507
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