February 16, 2022
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Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Returns to the Farmers’ Market to Distribute Free COVID-19 Test Kits
DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will return to the local farmers’ market this weekend to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits free of charge. A limit of two test kits per person will be available to adults 18 and older on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. The free rapid at-home test kits will be distributed Saturday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Danville Farmers’ Market, 629 Craghead St.
“The at-home rapid antigen test is self-administered and enables a person to find out very quickly if they have the virus,” said Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Director Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH. “This gives individuals the opportunity to take action and isolate as an additional method to protect themselves and their families.”
Testing is a critical component for slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and should be administered when you have symptoms, have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus, or before you travel or gather in large groups. It is proven to be an effective method to help decrease spread through preventing further infections. Also remember, the best way to prevent spreading the virus is to get vaccinated and get the booster shot.
To anonymously report a positive result or to download COVIDWISE, the free exposure notifications app, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise. For questions about COVID-19 testing or a list of testing locations, visit the VDH website or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anyone still needing a free COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged to visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available in more than 100 languages.