VDH, Centra Urgent Care to offer free COVID-19 testing in Forest on Monday


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FOREST, Va. (WFXR) — Due to an increased demand for COVID-19 tests and a limited number of testing options in the central Virginia community, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Centra Urgent Care will provide free virus testing in Forest on Monday morning.

According to the Central Virginia Health District, the free COVID-19 testing event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 20 in the parking lot behind Centra Urgent Care at 16890 Forest Road. Attendees can then expect to receive the results of the PCR test within 72 hours.

Health officials say that the event is open to everyone, regardless of whether you have been exposed to the virus or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

“While testing remains an important tool in mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2, Central Virginia Health District reminds its residents that vaccination is the best way to prevent serious illness or death from COVID-19,” the Central Virginia Health District said in a statement on Friday, Sept. 17. “Masking, socially distancing, and frequent handwashing are other tools proven effective in reducing the spread of this virus.”

If you have any questions about the event or the services that will be provided, you are asked to email cvhdvaccine@vdh.virginia.gov.

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