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West Virginia is scaling again its group testing occasions for the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice mentioned.
Justice mentioned Thursday that the choice was made because of the availability and comfort of at-home check kits for COVID-19. The state has offered free group testing for the reason that begin of the pandemic in 2020.
Individuals who have signs or have been uncovered to somebody with the virus can nonetheless discover testing websites at locations reminiscent of pharmacies and collaborating well being departments and medical facilities.
“There are still plenty of places out there where you can find access to free testing. But, to be perfectly honest, what’s happening right now with our community testing events is that they’re set up all day, but maybe only two people come by,” Justice mentioned. “We’re just spending money that could be better spent somewhere else right now. That said, if things happen to get worse, we’ll be right back out there.”
WEST VIRGINIA BEGAN OFFERING ANTIBODY TESTING FOR VACCINATED
The state has a map of accessible testing websites on the Division of Well being and Human Sources’ web site.