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County shifts covid test to Saturday to serve workers

The Henderson County Health Department is shifting its covid-19 testing day from Tuesday to Saturday next week in order to reach more working people. The next test open to the public is Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Henderson High School, 150 Eagle Pride Drive, East Flat Rock. The testing site is at the school gym, at 85 Stadium Way.


“It’s a change that will provide better access for working individuals and expanded staffing options with our public health personnel,” Health Director Steve Smith said of the Saturday testing day. “This will likely be our last testing clinic at this location given competing needs for the space from the school system.”

In its Friday update the health department reported 1,108 lab-confirmed positive covid-19 cases and 52 deaths. Of the cases, 313 are associated with long-term care facilities, a portion of the total that continues to drop as the total number of tests rises. Medical personnel have administered a total of 13,931 tests; 513 people have recovered from the virus.

The county health department's testing is open to the community and all are welcome while supplies last. The test comes at no charge while those with insurance are asked to bring their cards. Attendees will have their insurance billed directly to cover costs of the testing. Those without insurance will still be tested at no cost. No one will be turned away.

You do not need a referral or to be symptomatic to get tested.

Social distancing measures are taken during the testing process. Everyone is urged to wear a face covering of some kind. If you do not have one, a face covering will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to print and fill out a screening form prior to visiting the test site. English and Spanish copies of the form can be found here.

A new test site and future testing clinic dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Please see below for a FAQ sheet with detailed information about this testing opportunity. For additional testing information click here.