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Free COVID testing planned in Weirton

WEIRTON — Local health departments, in conjunction with the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and other state offices, will host a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Weirton June 12-13.

The screening, to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Weirton Event Center, is part of a statewide effort to increase COVID-19 testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations, but is open to anyone wishing to be tested.

The test site will be led by the Hancock County Health Department, the Brooke County Health Department and Hancock County Office of Emergency Services. In addition to the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia National Guard are involved in the planning.

Testing will be free and open to anyone wishing to receive one. No proof of insurance is required, but those wishing to be screened are asked to bring proof of identification. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be tested, and residents are asked to wear a mask or face covering to the testing site.

Weirton Transit will be providing free transportation in Weirton to the test site on both days.

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