NC To Offer Free COVID-19 Testing Events Ahead Of Holidays

NC To Offer Free COVID-19 Testing Events Ahead Of Holidays

4:29pm Dec 17, 2020
JOHN RAOUX/AP

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) says it will provide more than 300 free testing events in the next two weeks to keep up with holiday demand. 

Governor Roy Cooper said earlier this week that large gatherings should be avoided this year, but testing is critical if you do decide to meet with others. 

“And remember, a negative test doesn't give you a free pass," said Cooper. "It just makes it safer. You'll still need to wear a mask, stay outdoors, practice social distancing in case you contracted the virus after you got tested.”

NCDHHS advises getting tested three to four days before traveling or gathering with people outside of your household. 

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Thirteen free community testing events are scheduled in Forsyth and Guilford Counties from now until the 23rd. 

More information about those events can be found on the NCDHHS website under Find My Testing Place. There you can also find testing options not sponsored by the state, though those may involve a fee. 

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you’re experiencing.

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