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Some rapid COVID-19 testing sites open on Thanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2020 9:33 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2020 12:50 p.m. EST

Photo Courtesy/Piedmont Health

— Most COVID-19 tests are closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, but some remain open.

MedFirst Primary and Urgent Care, 388 Venture Drive, Smithfield: MedFirst is accepting walk-ins at their Smithfield location, no appointments are needed.

FastMed Urgent Care Centers are offering rapid tests with no appointments between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

OptumServe, New Life Bible Church in Fayetteville: This state-sponsored testing site is the only in our area open on Thanksgiving. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Most pharmacies and urgent cares require appointments and referrals.

WakeMed, Duke and UNC hospitals are testing symptomatic patients only.

Many COVID-19 testing sites reopen Monday, including those offered by the state and in Wake County.

Keep in mind that a negative COVID-19 test does not guarantee you aren't contagious, as it takes the virus several days to show up on a test.

The CDC recommends families avoid traveling this Thanksgiving and instead stay home and celebrate with their own household.

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