Three Additional Parks and Recreation Locations Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

Three local parks and recreations locations will offer free drive-thru testing starting tomorrow and through the weekend, joining the six other permanent testing locations in Wake County. Residents do not need an appointment, insurance or identification. Sites will offer walk-up testing for anyone who does not have a car.

In Wake County, the current positivity rate stands at 5.4%. On any given day, hundreds of people are taking advantage of this free service to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get a test, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. 

Park locations for Thursday through Saturday, April 29 through May 2, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

The following is a comprehensive list of permanent Wake County Public Health testing locations:

For the latest testing times and to see all of our locations, check wakegov.com/testing. Use the “< >” symbols to scroll through the days of the week.  

You can find additional testing locations at Test Site Finder on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.

How do we test? Several tents and lanes will be set up in each park, and you’ll pull up to them in your car. Staff will hand you a short swab, and you’ll be asked to circle it around in the lower part of your nose several times. Then, you’ll put the swab in a vial and hand it back to staff.

How do I get my results? You’ll be given a card with information about how to go online or sign up for an email to get your results. Results are returned within 24–48 hours.

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