State officials call for increased testing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – State officials are renewing the call for residents to be tested for COVID-19. Statistics show 40 percent of virus transmission comes from asymptomatic people.

In Mon County testing is available at Walgreens locations by appointment. Milan Pushkar Health Right offers testing Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. WVU Medicine University Town Centre offers testing Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

Testing is also available at the WVU Rec Center on the following schedule:
Monday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m.
Monday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In Harrsion County, testing is offered Monday through Friday at the CareXpress on Oakmound Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing is also offered at the West Milford Community Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Access on Washington Avenue offers testing Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This testing is available to all residents, including asymptomatic individuals. Proof of insurance is not required. Attendees should bring identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address, to help in returning test results. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.