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Free COVID-19 testing event planned

ELKINS — There will be a free community COVID-19 testing this Friday and Saturday at locations in Mill Creek and Elkins. The tests are free to the public and will not be subject to pre-screening guidelines.

Testing on Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davis Medical Center (DMC) Covid Testing Drive-Thru Site located on the campus of DMC. On Saturday, testing will take place from 8 a.m. until noon at Valley Health Care in Mill Creek. Tests will be provided on a first-come basis.

Medical volunteers will administer the test while motorists remain in their cars. The screening involves a quick nasal swab, which will be sent to a state-designated laboratory for processing.

The Elkins Randolph County Health Department is coordinating the event and may be contacted for additional information at 304-636-0396.

All residents should continue to practice coronavirus safety measures including hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing face coverings while in public.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Education (CDC), these practices can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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