Free COVID-19 testing events scheduled in Patrick County

The West Piedmont Health District, in partnership with Patrick County Urgent Care, is offering free drive-through COVID testing during the month of November at various locations around the county.

The screening test is intended for asymptomatic patients, 17 years of age or older, who must present with a valid photo ID/ Virginia Driver’s License.

Testing supplies and analysis is being provided by the Virginia Department of Health. Medical personnel from Patrick County Urgent Care will be stationed in the parking lots at several sites to administer the tests. Site information includes:

Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 to 11 a.m., Woolwine Elementary School, 9993 Woolwine Hwy, Woolwine;

Saturday, Nov. 14, noon to 2 p.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School, 3003 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan;

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 to 11 a.m., Blue Ridge Elementary School, 5135 Ararat Hwy, Ararat;

Saturday, Nov. 21, noon to 2 p.m., at Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, 3597 Dogwood Road, Critz;

Saturday, Nov. 28, 9 to 11 a.m., Meadows of Dan Elementary School, 3003 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan;

Saturday, Nov. 28, noon to 2 p.m., Patrick Urgent Care, 835 Woodland Drive, Stuart.

Follow the West Piedmont Health District’s Facebook page and this newspaper for future testing times/dates throughout the district at

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