COVID-19 test center set to open at Sherwood Mall in Newport News

The new testing site opens Monday and is one of nine COVID-19 testing centers open in Virginia, Governor Northam announced last week.

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Health and local organizations are trying to make sure more COVID-19 testing is available to the community.

A Community Testing Center, or CTC, will open Monday on Warwick Boulevard at the Sherwood Mall in Newport News.

Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the state would get nine new COVID-19 testing centers, thanks to a $ 5 million grant from the VDH.

The Newport News site is one of two centers open at Hampton Roads. The other will be located in Norfolk.

The test center operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Healthcare workers will provide free COVID-19 PCR tests by appointment only.

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“It’s a major health disparity with this COVID-19 access that is essential,” said Gaylene Kanoyton, president of Celebrate Healthcare.

Celebrate Healthcare will be hosting a test event this Friday, January 14.

Kanoyton said his organization hosted the event to help people who couldn’t make it to the community testing center.

“People need to be able to get to a key place in a great place where they don’t have to go far, where transportation is not an obstacle, and where you can come and get the vaccine, or I will take the test. fast or whatever else they need to be successful, ”Kanoyton said.

The Celebrate Healthcare COVID-19 rapid test site will take place at the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple in Hampton this Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with limited supply. No appointment is necessary.

The Hampton and Peninsula Health District CTC will also be offering weekend testing by appointment only from Saturday through Monday January 29-31, 2022.

Results will be sent by SMS or email.

Edwin S. Wolfe