Free COVID-19 testing in Williamson open to West Virginia and Kentucky residents

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A free COVID-19 testing event in Williamson will welcome residents of both West Virginia and Kentucky.

The Coalfield Community Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing event will be held in the parking lot across from Williamson Health and Wellness Center at 183 East 2nd Avenue in Williamson. Testing will conducted from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. There is no cost associated with testing and drive-in and walk-in patients will be accepted.

Tents are set up in preparation for the free COVID-19 testing event in Williamson, West Virginia, Friday and Saturday. The event is open to West Virginia and Kentucky residents.

According to the Mingo County Health Department, patients do not have to be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested.

The health department says “This community-based drive-thru or walk-thru test site is being coordinated in compliance with the governor of West Virginia’s initiative to increase the COVID-19 testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations through the Coalfields. This community test site is made possible by the cooperation of the West Virginia DHHR, West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness, West Virginia National Guard, Mingo County Commission, City of Williamson, Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Logan Mingo Area Mental Health, Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, Mingo County Emergency Services and the Mingo County Health Department.”

Testing will be conducted rain or shine. Patients are asked to bring a valid photo identification with them for registration purposes. For more information, contact the Mingo County Health Department, at (304) 235-3570.

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