Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing event scheduled for Buena Vista on Thursday

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A member of staff stands at the entrance to a coronavirus testing centre in Newham, east London, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The British government plans to ration coronavirus testing, giving priority to health workers and care home staff after widespread reports that people throughout the country were unable to schedule tests. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday will face questions about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the House of Commons and before a key committee amid the outcry over the shortage of testing. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

BUENA VISTA, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has a free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing event slated for Thursday morning.

Health officials say the free event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rockbridge Regional Communications Center at 100 Baner Lane.

The tests are available for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have been in close contact with someone who has the illness.

No appointment is needed.

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