- On October 22, 2020
Testing available this weekend in West Raleigh
Wake County Public Health will continue providing free COVID-19 tests next week at drive-thru locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest.
“We’ve provided more than 30,000 free COVID-19 tests at our drive-thru sites so far, and we’ve got the process running smoothly,” said Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim McDonald. “That’s important, because the easier we can make it for people to get tested, the better we can control the spread of COVID-19 by letting people know when they have the virus.”
Drive-thru testing will continue at the Sunnybrook Building parking deck, located in eastern Raleigh at 2925 Holston Lane. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 26–27 and Oct. 29–31.
The service will also return in Wake Forest with our contracted partner, Radeas Labs, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26-31 at 907 Gateway Commons Circle.
Starting tomorrow, Wake County is teaming up with The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral to provide a testing site near Downtown Raleigh and the campus of N.C. State. That will run through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The church is located at 715 Nazareth Street in Raleigh.
If testing at Sunnybrook, please follow this three-step sign-up process:
- Step 1: Select the time slot that works best for your schedule by clicking on the “Sign Up” button here for the date you’d like to be tested.
- Step 2: Complete this registration form.
- Step 3: Print the completed registration form or have it saved in your email for access at the testing site.
If testing at Radeas or the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, select the time slot that works best for your schedule by clicking on the “Sign Up” button here for the date you’d like to be tested.
Tests are reserved for those who:
- Have COVID-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and loss of smell;
- Have been in close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19;
- Are healthcare workers or first responders;
- Work in high-risk settings like long-term care facilities, correctional facilities or homeless shelters;
- Are 65 years old or older;
- Have underlying health conditions;
- Are a member of a vulnerable or historically marginalized population;
- Have attended a mass gathering or protest; or
- Are a frontline worker in a setting where social distancing is difficult.
Candidates who fit the criteria for drive-thru testing should visit our website to schedule an appointment. By selecting a specific 30-minute window of time for testing, residents will avoid long lines and help the process flow smoothly for everyone.
For more information about testing – as well as an interactive map of testing sites run by our community partners – visit wakegov.com/testing.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our multilingual COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as contact information for people to use to ask specific questions.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.