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
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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.