Avery County Pool

The Avery County Pool, known as ‘The Dive-in,’ will host opportunities next week for area individuals to receive free COVID-19 testing.

NEWLAND — Toe River Health District announced on November 18 a new no-cost testing site in Avery County for COVID-19.

The testing site is located at the Avery County Pool, also referred to as “The Dive-In,” located at 220 Shady Street in Newland.

Testing dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 27: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 30: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We welcome everyone, with or without insurance or other credentials,” Jessica Farley with Toe River Health District related in an email announcing the events.

To register for a virus test, click to https://lhi.care/covidtesting, or call (877) 452-4850 if you do not have internet access or are registering for a minor.

Anyone who meets the testing criteria can be tested at this OptumServe community testing site, including uninsured, underinsured, undocumented and homeless individuals, according to the release.

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