Free COVID-19 testing

9/10/2020, 6 p.m.
Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

People are advised to bring an umbrella in case of inclement weather or to use as shade from the sun while waiting in line.

Appointments are encouraged by calling the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 Hotline at (804) 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Walk-up testing will be offered while test supplies last.

The Chesterfield County Health Department also is offering free COVID-19 testing at the following location:

Testing is encouraged for those who have COVID-19 symptoms, and it is free for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Some appointments will be reserved for walk-ups, but appointments are recommended by contacting the Chesterfield County Health Department at (804) 318-8207.

The Virginia Department of Health reported on Wednesday a total of 129,289 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, along with 10,008 hospitalizations and 2,697 deaths. Officials reported a 7.8 percent positivity rate statewide.

According to the data, African-Americans comprised 25.7 percent of cases and 26.8 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 31.8 percent of the cases and 10.8 percent of deaths.