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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lee County Offers COVID-19 Drive-Thru Community Testing Event

Lee County Government

The following release is shared on behalf of Lee County Government as a courtesy to City of Sanford residents.

Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department has scheduled a COVID-19 drive-thru community testing event on Tuesday, August 4. The event will take place from 8:30 AM until 6 PM at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford, NC. The Health Department is working in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Piedmont Health, and UNC Health to provide this free testing opportunity to the public. 

To register for this testing event, please call 919-542-4991. Use ext. 1015 for English or 1016 for Spanish.  Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM until 1 PM. 

The criteria for testing include:

  • anyone with COVID 19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat); and
  • close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms; and 
  • anyone at higher risk of exposure or at a higher risk for severe disease, regardless of symptoms. 

Due to patient privacy concerns, photographs and video will not be permitted during the active testing event period.

See testing event flyer...
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