People who live and work near Wake Forest have a convenient way to get tested for COVID-19. Wake County is contracting with clinical laboratory Radeas, located at 907 Gateway Commons Circle, to provide free, drive-thru testing Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The service is free, and no appointment is necessary. The testing typically takes about seven minutes, and results are usually provided in seven to nine hours – but can take up to 24 hours.
Tests are reserved for those who:
Have COVID-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, and loss of smell;
Have been in close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19;
Are healthcare workers or first responders;
Work in high-risk settings like long-term care facilities, correctional facilities or homeless shelters;
Are 65 years old or older;
Have underlying health conditions;
Are a member of a vulnerable or historically marginalized population;
Have attended a mass gathering or protest; or
Are a frontline worker in a setting where social distancing is difficult.
For more information about testing – as well as an interactive map of testing sites run by Wake County’s community partners – visit wakegov.com/testing.