Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.
The Richmond and Henrico Counties Health Counties offer testing in the following locations:
• Thursday October 14th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Southwood Resource Center, 1742 Clarkson Road, Apt. B.
• Tuesday October 19th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Second Baptist Church of South Richmond, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd., drive-through tests.
• Wednesday October 20th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Pavilion, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.
Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by registering online at https://bit.ly / RHHDCOVID to be agreed.
Tests are offered as long as the test supply lasts.
COVID-19 tests are also available at various drug stores, clinics and emergency centers across the area for people with and without health insurance. Several offer tests without expenses.
A list of COVID-19 test sites in the region is online at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/richmond-and-henrico-area-covid-19-testing-sites/
The Virginia Department of Health also has a list of COVID-19 test sites across the state at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/.
Would you like a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster?
Richmond and Henrico Health Districts offer free COVID-19 vaccines in the following locations:
• Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 am to 7:30 pm – Community Vaccination Center, Richmond Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
• Thursday October 14th1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Richmond Health District Cary Street Clinic, 400 E. Cary St., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson; 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Anna Julia Cooper School, 2124 N. 29th St., Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
• Friday October 15th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Henrico West Health Department Clinic, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
• Tuesday October 19th, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Second Baptist Church of South Richmond, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
• Wednesday October 20th9:00 am to 10:45 am – St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 9801 Fort King Road, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson; 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
• Thursday October 21, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Richmond Health District Cary Street Clinic, 400 E. Cary St., Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
• Friday October 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Henrico West Health Department Clinic, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
Children aged 12 to 17 should only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Booster injections require appointments by making one online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling (877) VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).
VaccineFinder.org and Impfungen.gov also allow people to find pharmacies and clinics nearby that offer the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
The Chesterfield County Health District offers vaccines and booster shots in the following locations:
• Community Vaccination Center, Rockwood Shopping Center (formerly the Big Lots Store), 10161 Hull Street Road, Midlothian. The center is open from Saturday, October 16, Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended by visiting www.vaccines.gov or calling (877) VAX-IN-VA.
Those receiving a booster vaccination should bring their vaccination card to confirm the date and type of vaccine they received.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 2,359 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the state over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total to 897,978 cases across the state. There were a total of 37,613 hospital admissions and 13,285 deaths. The state’s 7-day positivity rate was 7.6 percent. Last week it was 8.3 percent.
Among the state population of children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated, around 162,000 cases, 1,100 hospitalizations and 14 deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.
On Wednesday, state health officials reported that 61.5 percent of the state’s population had been fully vaccinated, while 68.5 percent of people received at least one dose of the vaccine. Approximately 241,934 people received a booster or third dose of the vaccine.
State data also shows that African Americans made up 22.7 percent of the cases across the country and 24.9 percent of the deaths for which ethnic and racial data are available, while Latinos made up 14.1 percent of the cases and 6 percent of the deaths.