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Continued free testing

Polk County continues free COVID-19 testing next week

POLK COUNTY—Polk County is continuing its free testing for COVID-19 next week at different locations throughout the county.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday the county is doing drive-thru testing for people with or without symptoms at no charge and no appointment necessary.

On Tuesday, June 30, the testing will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Saluda Fire Department, located at 199 Walnut St., Saluda.

On Wednesday the testing will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Polk County Middle School, located at 321 Wolverine Trl., Mill Spring.

The next Wednesday, July 8, testing will be offered from 4-6 p.m. at Wheat Creek Baptist Church, located at 131 Wheat Creek Ln., Rutherfordton.

The extended free testing will be done while supplies last.

Polk County began free testing a couple of weeks ago for people with or without symptoms. The county has been doing drive-up testing at the former jail in Columbus and at the health department for weeks now.

For more information or to set up an appointment to be tested call the county’s COVID-19 message line at 828-722-5086.