Drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues Thursday in Blacksburg

The New River Valley Public Health Task Force will hold ongoing drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Thursday, June 11, at Blacksburg High School, 3401 Bruin Lane in Blacksburg from noon to 2 p.m.

The site is closed to the public. Only those individuals with a letter of authorization from the Virginia Department of Health’s New River Health District will be allowed access to the sites, and only by appointment.

“We have administered more than 3,500 COVID-19 tests since broad community testing began nearly two months ago,” said Noelle Bissell, M.D., director of the New River Health District. “Testing is important to monitor cases as we enter phases of re-opening, so we can investigate, trace the contacts of those infected and mitigate the spread of illness.”

For questions about COVID-19 or to request an appointment for testing, call the New River Health District’s COVID-19 public health call center at 540-267-8240. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. After hours, leave a message.

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