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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Health Department Offers Free Rapid COVID-19 Testing to Public

Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

The Wayne County Health Department is offering free rapid COVID-19 testing Monday through Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. at 210 Dixie Trail in Goldsboro. Testing will be first come, first served in a drive through setting. Individuals will enter the parking lot at 210 Dixie Trail in Goldsboro and will follow the signage for rapid testing. Results will be provided on-site after the testing is completed.

CDC guidelines recommend COVID-19 testing for:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    1. Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
    2. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. 

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