Wellness during COVID-19

Free, Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Newport News

December 03, 2020
Free, Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Newport News

Newport News, Va. — Riverside Health System, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health, will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at First Baptist Church East End in Newport News.

Testing hours are from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., or as long as supplies last. The church is located at 3000 Jefferson Ave.

“Testing continues to be one of the primary strategies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Mark Rath, Riverside Executive Director, Accreditation & Support Operations. “Riverside is excited to partner with the church and the health department to provide this free testing to our community.”

Anyone receiving a test should be seated near a window in the vehicle if possible. A walk-up area will be available at the test site for those not in a vehicle. Testing will be done using a nasal swab.

Tests are available on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone 12 years of age or older. No insurance is necessary.

Masks are required. Be sure to tell the testing providers if you have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, deep cough or shortness of breath, or believe you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Anyone showing symptoms of illness is encouraged to contact their primary care provider or Riverside Nurse for appointment options by calling 1-800-675-6368.

For more information, call 757-380-5327.

Published: December 3, 2020