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) announced upcoming free COVID-19 testing events at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church; located at 1655 Blizzard Drive in Parkersburg, WV.
Testing will be offered this Friday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As it has at previous HHOMA test events, Kroger continues as a partner and will be providing hospitality items to volunteers onsite.
The COVID-19 testing locations are organized, in part, by Gov. 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.
“Our COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities is pleased to continue this important work and we appreciate the Governor’s commitment to reducing racial disparities,” said HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson. “We thank Kroger and all of our stalwart partners for the role that each one has played in improving outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens.”
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.
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.