As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s
initiative to increase testing opportunities for minorities and other
vulnerable populations in counties with
high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission, the Fayette County
Health Department, in coordination with the Herbert Henderson Office of
Minority Affairs, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR),
and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) announced locations for testing in Fayette
County on May 26, 27 and 28, 2020.
The free testing will be held in
Fayette County at the following dates and locations:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on May 26,
Mt. Hope Fire
428 Main Street
Mt. Hope, WV 25880
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on May 27,
Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church
119 Freewill Lane
Mt. Hope, West Virginia 25880
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on May 28,
Oak Hill High
350 W. Oyler Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901
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
Those under the age of 18 must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Additional testing will occur on May
29-30, in Berkeley, Jefferson, Kanawha and Mineral counties, with locations
being finalized and announced early next week.