New River Health District holds free COVID-19 testing at Veteran’s Field in Radford


FILE – In this July 23, 2020 file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center . Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday, Aug. 7. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at hospitalizations of children with COVID-19. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — The New River Health District is holding community-based COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, August 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veteran’s Field in Radford.

For more information, a brief screening, and to schedule an appointment, you may call (540) 267-8240.

The drive-thru clinic is free. Patients must wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

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