Health Team

New drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites open in Raleigh

Posted November 6, 2020 5:54 a.m. EST

As coronavirus cases continue to search across the country and in North Carolina, Wake County is opening more free COVID-19 testing sites.

Upcoming testing is available at:

Sunnybrook Building parking deck
2925 Holston Lane, Raleigh
Nov. 6-7, Nov. 9–10 and Nov. 12–14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Radeas Labs
907 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest

Nov. 6-1 and Nov. 9–14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Raleigh Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church
2525 Sanderford Road

Nov. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Davie Street Presbyterian Church
300 E. Davie St., Raleigh

Nov. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People who want to get tested should sign-up online before arriving.

“We’re dedicated to making sure access isn’t an issue for anyone who needs a COVID-19 test in Wake County,” said Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim McDonald. “Our tests are free, you don’t have to get out of your car, and we’ve made it simple to sign up online.”

People are encouraged to get tested if they:

  • Have COVID-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and loss of smell;
  • Have been in close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19
  • Are healthcare workers or first responders
  • Work in high-risk settings like long-term care facilities, correctional facilities or homeless shelters
  • Are 65 years old or older
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Are a member of a vulnerable or historically marginalized population
  • Have attended a mass gathering or protest
  • Are a frontline worker in a setting where social distancing is difficult

Thanksgiving is weeks away, and health officials are discouraging large gatherings between people from different households. According to Five On Your Side, if your family is gathering anyway, it's a good idea to eat outdoors, wear a mask and avoid a buffet-style setup. Instead, one or two people should make plates for guests.

If you plan on traveling for the holidays or being around family, it’s a good idea to get tested.

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