CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia DHHR has identified the locations for COVID-19 testing in Mineral County later this week.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia DHHR has identified the locations for COVID-19 testing in Mineral County later this week.
As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to increase testing opportunities for minorities and other vulnerable populations in medically-underserved counties, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, with support from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) have been conducting free testing in a number of counties over the past two weeks.
Testing in Mineral County is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
The testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two different locations:
Friday: Piedmont American Legion, 10 Green St., Piedmont.
Saturday: Keyser Primary/Middle school complex, 1123 Harley O. Staggers sr. Drive. Keyser.
Identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address, is required to be tested. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Under the direction of Gov. Justice, the testing plan was developed by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, DHHR and WVNG and targets residents who have struggled to be seen by a physician or do not have insurance to pay for testing. This optional testing is free and available to all residents in selected counties, including asymptomatic individuals.