As demand for COVID testing has continued to increase, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) has worked with the Central Office of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to identify opportunities to offer free COVID-19 testing at select locations over the next several weeks.
In the past week, as RCAHD has continued to see a surge in local COVID-19 cases, emergency departments and urgent care centers have been challenged to meet the demand for testing while trying to serve residents who need medical attention. All counties in Virginia are currently at a high level of transmission of COVID-19.
The new drive-thru community testing sites which can accommodate 100 people per event will be held beginning on Tuesday, September 14 at:
• Salem Civic Center Parking Lot A (near the Tennis Courts) on Tuesdays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12 from 4-7pm.
• Dabney S Lancaster Community College on Thursdays: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14 and 10/28 from 4-7pm.
• Fincastle Baptist Church on Mondays: 9/20, 10/4 and 10/18 from 3-6pm.
Additional local sites will be added as locations are secured. For an up-to-date list of all testing locations, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-sites/.