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List: Wake County testing sites open Feb. 22-28

Posted February 19, 2021 9:45 a.m. EST

FILE -- Healthcare workers administer coronavirus tests at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences drive-thru testing site, in Tulsa, Okla., July 30, 2020. Trump administration officials on Wednesday, Aug. 26, defended a new recommendation that people without COVID-19 symptoms abstain from testing, even as scientists warned that the policy could hobble an already weak federal response. (Chris Creese/The New York Times)

— Wake County is adding several new coronavirus test sites for the week of Feb. 22-Feb. 28.

No appointments are required at the test sites, which are all drive-thru. Getting a COVID-19 test is free and no insurance card or ID is needed.

Find all Wake County testing sites here.

Wake County will offer testing at the following sites Monday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 28:

  • Hill Street Park , 2307 Hill St., Raleigh
  • WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary
  • Garner Town Hall, 900 7th Ave., Garner

Hours at those sites include:

  • Monday, Feb. 22: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, through Saturday, Feb. 27: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 28: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A testing site will also be open Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at Davie Street Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Another new testing location will be open Feb. 22-28 at the Wendell Community Center, located at 601 W. 3rd St. in Wendell, each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing is available for everyone and especially recommended for:

  • People who have symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and loss of smell.
  • People who have been a “close contact” of someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • People with or without symptoms who are part of an outbreak response or contact investigation in high-risk settings, such as nursing homes, congregate living facilities, correctional facilities or homeless communities.
  • People without symptoms who believe they may be infected should consider getting tested.

Most test results are being return within 24 to 48 hours.

Testing is not recommended for people who have already had a positive viral COVID-19 test in the past 90 days and do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19.

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