Several coronavirus testing events to be held in Roanoke Valley, New River Valley on Thursday


(WFXR) — As the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase around southwest Virginia, several different health districts are offering coronavirus testing on Thursday in Rockbridge County, Montgomery County, and Craig County.

In Rockbridge County, the Central Shenandoah Health District says Raphine Velocity Care at 735 Steeles Fort Road (Suite 3) in Raphine will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 19.

While you don’t need to schedule an appointment to be tested at this Rockbridge County site, you need to have coronavirus symptoms and/or be a close contact of a known coronavirus case.

Meanwhile, the New River Health District is offering drive-thru, community COVID-19 testing at the New River Valley Mall — now called the Uptown Mall — in Christiansburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

You are asked to contact the health district’s call center at (540) 267-8240 to set up an appointment for the Christiansburg testing event.

There will also be a drive-thru coronavirus testing site operating in Craig County on Thursday. According to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, 100 diagnostic tests — which serve to identify current infections — will be free, confidential, and available from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Craig County Health Center.

Since there are a limited number of tests available, you are asked to register in advance for the Craig County testing event by calling (540) 769-2052.

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