Where to Find a COVID-19 Testing Site Before Thanksgiving
November 24, 2020
As we all know, 2020 has been an unprecedented year in modern history. The COVID-19 pandemic has made us hyper-aware of germs, bacteria, viruses, and much more. To curb the coronavirus's spread, we all wear face masks, practice social distancing by online shopping, and ordering food through delivery apps. Not only has it affected our everyday lives, but it has also impacted the holidays, and Thanksgiving won't be the exception to the rule.
On November 18th, WCNC Charlotte released an article written by the WCNC Staff titled, Need a COVID-19 Test Before Thanksgiving? Here's Where to go in Charlotte.
The article states that although health officials in Mecklenburg County and North Carolina have been insistent on not traveling and having large gatherings for Thanksgiving, they have all agreed on the importance of taking a coronavirus test before travel if you choose to do so. On Friday, November 20th, officials opened a new testing site at Bojangles Coliseum, which is a free drive-thru testing site
. The testing site will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM to help keep up with the demand, and starting today, November 23rd, a new testing site will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM on East Independence Boulevard.
Mecklenburg County health officials recommend taking the test for those who have COVID-19 symptoms, have recently attended any large gatherings, are at higher risk due to age, or have any underlying health issues. While the demand for testing increases, the turnaround for results is also increasing, and patients should expect their results in two to three days, health officials say. To find out more about other locations, testing hours, and which college campuses offer exit testing for students and staff leaving for Thanksgiving, make sure you click on the link above.