Monday, December 11, 2023

Here’s where and when you can get free COVID-19 testing on the Peninsula

(Associated Press photo)
(Associated Press file photo)

The Peninsula Health District is offering eight free drive-through testing events at locations on the Peninsula this month — these are the last events offered in 2020.

The demand for testing has increased dramatically since Thanksgiving, according to a news release from the Peninsula Health District.

In addition to the neighborhood community-based testing events, the two districts are partnering with a private laboratory-Mako-to offer two larger events at Peninsula Health Center and Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Testing is free and available to ages 12 and older at all sites.

Starred events can test any age. Check the Peninsula Health District Facebook page for updates and weather cancellations:

  • Dec. 12: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St., Hampton
  • Dec. 12: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Peninsula Health Center 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News*
  • Dec. 14: 4:30-6:30 p.m. —  Boo Williams Sports Complex, 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, Hampton
  • Dec. 15 — 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3991 Longhill Road, Williamsburg
  • Dec. 16:  11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Blvd., Newport News
  • Dec. 17:  4:30-6:30 p.m. — Westhampton Community Center 1638 Briarfield Road, Hampton
  • Dec. 18:  10 a.m.-2 p.m. — First Baptist Church East End, 3000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News
  • Dec. 19:  10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton*


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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