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West Virginia is scaling again its neighborhood testing occasions for the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice stated.
Justice stated Thursday that the choice was made because of the availability and comfort of at-home check kits for COVID-19. The state has supplied free neighborhood testing because the begin of the pandemic in 2020.
Individuals who have signs or have been uncovered to somebody with the virus can nonetheless discover testing websites at locations corresponding to pharmacies and collaborating well being departments and medical facilities.
“There are nonetheless loads of locations on the market the place you will discover access to free testing. However, to be completely trustworthy, what’s occurring proper now with our neighborhood testing occasions is that they’re arrange all day, however perhaps solely two individuals come by,” Justice stated. “We’re simply spending cash that might be higher spent some place else proper now. That stated, if issues occur to worsen, we’ll be proper again on the market.”
The state has a map of accessible testing websites on the Division of Well being and Human Assets’ web site.