Virginia National Guard announces mass COVID-19 testing in SWVA


Health workers collect a specimen at a drive-thru testing and screening facility for the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, April 6, 2020. Authorities in Pakistan’s Sindh province established the first ever drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Pakistan as part of to control the spread of pandemic coronavirus in the province. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

MARION, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia National Guard will be conducting mass COVID-19 testing events in the Mount Rogers Health District between Dec. 14-19.

The events are all free, open to the public and do not require an appointment or any advanced registration to attend.

At each location, testing will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until either all test supplies have run out or there are no additional individuals waiting to be tested.

Tests will be conducted at the following locations:

  • Monday, Dec. 14 at the lower parking lot at Abingdon High School, 705 Thompson Drive, Abingdon
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 at First Baptist Church, 1024 East Stuart Drive, Galax
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Marion Senior High School, 848 Stage Street, Marion
  • Thursday, Dec. 17 at the lower parking lot at Carroll County High School (below the football field), 100 Cavs Lane, Hillsville
  • Friday, Dec. 18 at Cumberland Square Park parking lot, Moore Street, Bristol
  • Saturday, Dec. 19 at Smyth Hall parking lot at Wytheville Community College, 1000 East Main Street, Wytheville

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