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Free Coronavirus Testing At Some Walgreens, Fruth Pharmacies In W.Va.

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Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia is partnering with Walgreens and Fruth pharmacies to offer free coronavirus testing.

The governor said in a virtual press briefing that Walgreens drive-thru pharmacies at sixteen locations in Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, Monongalia, Putnam and Raleigh counties are now offering free testing for COVID-19 as of Friday, Oct. 9.

Justice also announced that Fruth Pharmacies at twelve locations in the state will also offer free testing. Those counties include Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane and Wood counties.

“Over the next several weeks, more locations will be added across West Virginia,” Justice said. “It’s just one way for West Virginians to get tested and stop the spread of this terrible virus, so take advantage of all this.”

Free testing at Walgreens and Fruth pharmacies are by appointment only.

Anyone from any county in West Virginia can visit these locations regardless of whether they are a resident of that county.

The testing effort is being paid for by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. DHHR said it hopes to partner with more pharmacies in the state.

For more information on free coronavirus testing locations in West Virginia, click here.

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