Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department will hold free COVID-19 testing

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Free testing will be offered in Raleigh County Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

The Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department will host the testing at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. It starts at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 2:30 p.m. Testing is free, but you will need to bring an ID. You do not need a doctor’s order.

Candance Hurd, an administrator at the health department, said this is a good time to get peace of mind, even if you do not have any symptoms.

“We’re really excited to be able to host a community host, with the DHHR, the local emergency management, city, county. Everyone is coming together to be able to offer that,” Hurd said.

Governor Jim Justice announced Monday, June 22, 2020 the state has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, he believes is related to travel. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has seen a surge in cases, now six West Virginia counties are reporting cases related to the tourist hot spot. Governor Justice announced two people in Raleigh County tested positive for the virus and are linked to Myrtle Beach.

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