Drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues Tuesday in Radford

The New River Valley Public Health Task Force will conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, June 30, at the Radford Recreation Center, 200 George St. in Radford, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a clinical site, not open to the public. Individuals will be tested by appointment.

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.

“We have administered more than 4,900 COVID-19 tests since broad community testing began more than two months ago,” said Noelle Bissell, M.D., director of the health district. “Testing is important to monitor cases as we begin to re-open, so we can investigate, trace the contacts of those infected and mitigate the spread of illness.”

To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health encourages everyone to stay home as much as possible, especially if you are at higher risk of serious illness; wear a cloth face covering in public; stay home if you are sick; avoid contact with sick people, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing; wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; call your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms; practice physical distancing by maintaining at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public; and avoid close contact with crowds of any size; and avoid any crowd of more than 50 people.

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