The testing locations are organized through Governor Jim Justice’s COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities.
CHARLESTON, WV – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is offering free COVID-19 testing in Jefferson County on Friday, Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tests will be offered at the Ranson Civic Center parking lot, 432 W. 2nd Avenue, Ranson, WV.
The COVID-19 testing locations are organized through Governor Jim Justice’s COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities in order to provide testing opportunities to residents in counties with high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission.
Since May, free testing has been offered by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, the West Virginia National Guard, local health departments, and various community partners from across the state.
“We deeply appreciate the commitment Governor Justice has shown to ensuring that our minority and vulnerable communities have access to all the testing and other healthcare resources that they’ve needed throughout this pandemic,” said HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson. “With the support of our partners, our office looks forward to continued efforts to bring essential resources directly to those who need them most.”
This event and future COVID-19 testing locations are available for free to all residents, including asymptomatic individuals. Proof of insurance is not required. Attendees should bring identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Testing is also scheduled at several additional sites around the state in the coming weeks. Click here to view the full list of upcoming COVID-19 testing locations, dates, and times.