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Virginia Department of Health Partners w/ Dollar General to Expand COVID Testing Access

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Alexandra Tsuneta
Alexandra Tsuneta
 9 days ago

You can now have even easier access to COVID-19 testing

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Wavy reports that "The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced a partnership with Health and Human Services’ Increasing Community Access to Testing program to provide COVID-19 testing at no cost at select Dollar General locations in Virginia."

The pilot testing program in cooperation with the CDC began on June 3rd and will continue until June 23rd on staggered days throughout the month at participating locations. The idea is that by providing free, walk-in, easily accessible testing, more people will be able to get tested for COVID-19, and in turn, many more people will be able to be vaccinated.

Getting tested and vaccinated for COVID-19 has never been easier in Virginia, the CDC is now even offering incentives to get tested. For more information please review the incentives and locations below for your free COVID-19 test in Virginia.

The information below was provided by Wavy.

The CDC Foundation, a partner in the testing events, will offer a pair of cloth face masks or a $10 Visa gift card will be offered to individuals who receive a COVID-19 rapid antigen point-of-care test at participating Dollar General stores from Thursday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 23.

Dollar General stores will offer testing from 12 to 8 p.m. at participating locations.

44 Marysville Road, Altavista, VA 24517

Sunday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 16
Sunday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 23

4008 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518

Monday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 9
Monday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 16
Monday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 23

8766 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, June 10 – Sunday, June 13
Thursday, June 17 – Sunday, June 20

“The partnership is designed to make testing opportunities readily available for vulnerable communities. Testing is an important tool to identify individuals who are asymptomatic and to monitor trends in the infection, which is essential in stopping the spread of COVID-19.”