Last-minute rapid-tests available in Smithfield
A testing site in Johnston County is offering rapid-tests with fast results today. The site is serving anyone, not just residents of the county. The county has only 400 tests, and they're available on a first come, first serve basis. Results are coming back within 35 or 45 minutes.
WE WILL SHOW WHAT THIS TIGHTENED MANDATE MEANS FOR SCHOOLS. >> GET A COVID-19 TEST IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO BE WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD TOMORROW. AT THIS POINT, YOUR ONLY OPTION IS A RAPID TEST. YOU CAN GET ONE OF THOSE THIS MORNING IN JOHNSTON COUNTY. >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, AND YOU CAN GET ONE OF THESE SMITH FAILED AND JOHNSTON COUNTY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A JOHNSTON COUNTY RESIDENT. YOU WILL SEE THERE IS A SIGN THAT SAYS COVID TESTING SITE. THIS IS WHERE EVERYONE IS GOING TO COME TO GET THERE COVID TESTS. WALK OVER HERE WITH ME. YOU WILL SEE THIS IS BASICALLY JUST AN EMPTY LOT AT THIS POINT. WE ARE EXPECTING CARS TO LINEUP AND FILL THIS EMPTY LOT BEHIND US. HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING THE RESULTS OF THESE RAPID TEST. IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU'RE GOING TO BE NEGATIVE, ONLY THAT THE VIRUS WAS NOT DETECTED AT THE TIME YOU TOOK THE TEST. IF YOU PLAN ON GETTING ONE OF THESE RAPID TEST IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, WE WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT YOUR DECISION BEHIND THAT. THE TESTING SITE OPENS HERE AT NINE. OF COURSE WE WILL KEEP YOU