Thursday, April 18, 2024

Not sure where to get a COVID-19 test in the Historic Triangle? We’ve got you covered

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and some people planning to spend time with loved ones for the holiday might want to get tested for the coronavirus before the big day.

But just how effective are these COVID-19 tests?

According to the CDC website, rapid tests are generally less sensitive than viral tests.

“The clinical performance of rapid antigen diagnostic tests largely depends on the circumstances in which they are used. Rapid antigen tests perform best when the person is tested in the early stages of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when viral load is generally highest,” according to the website.

WYDaily has complied a list of locations in the Historic Triangle which offer COVID-19 tests, including rapid tests, at urgent cares, pharmacy and drive-thru locations. Some places require filling out a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to scheduling a test. You can call them directly for more information.

The list below show additional COVID-19 testing sites courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health’s website. You can use the website’s search tool to find other nearby testing sites here.

James City County


York County


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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