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Health Department releases list of seven COVID-19 testing options

The Rowan County Health Department has shared the following COVID-19 testing site locations available in our community.

• Novant Health: Located at 1904 Jake Alexander Blvd in Salisbury. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Novant GoHealth locations are also able to test.

• Promed: Located at 812 W Innes St. in Salisbury. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.

• W. G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center: Located at 1601 Brenner Ave. in Salisbury. Will test Veterans

• Cabarrus Rowan Community Health Center (CRCHC) mobile testing: CRCHC Ccovid-19 Resources (Appointments and walk-ins accepted; anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested, testing is FREE, and results are ready in 24 hours.)

• Food Lion parking lot in Spencer, located at 313 Salisbury Ave. There are three testing days: Wednesday, May 27, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, June 3, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 17 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rowan Helping Ministries, located at 226 N Long St. in Salisbury. There are three testing days: Monday, May 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, June 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, June 29, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Rowan County Health Department, located at 1811 East Innes St. There will be two testing days: Friday, June 5, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, June 19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Regardless of symptoms, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services now says the following should have access to testing:

• Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19

• Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms

• People who live in or have regular contact with high-risk settings (long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, migrant farmworker camp)

• People who are at high risk of severe illness (people over 65 years of age, people of any age with underlying health conditions)

• People who come from historically marginalized populations

• Healthcare workers or first responders (EMS, law enforcement, fire department, military)

• Front-line and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, etc.) in settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain

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