Giles County Administration is offering free COVID-19 testing by appointment only 5 days a week, Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 10:30 am . People wishing to be tested should call 540-922-9004 during business hours for their appointment date, time, and location.  All questions and requests for testing should be directed to 540-922-9004.

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At-home rapid tests are becoming more available at local pharmacies and online. Libraries in the New River Health District are also supplying rapid tests when supplies allow.

 

No appointments needed.

 

Testing is available for purchase at local pharmacies for travel documentation and other non-urgent purposes, but if you have been exposed to COVID, testing is FREE.

Vaccines are the STILL the best protection

 

The best way to protect your loved ones, however, is to get a vaccine. Go to our Where to get vaccinated page for up-to-date information on how to get your vaccine.

 

Vaccines work. In Virginia, more than 98% of COVID-19 cases, more than 97% of hospitalizations & more than 98% of deaths have been in those not fully vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, effective & free.  Keep Virginia moving – do your part & get your shot!

 

Booster shots available for Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna. Questions? Call your doctor, call the COVID hotline (540-267-8240), or visit your pharmacy.

The following websites have additional information, data, and resources regarding COVID-19:

 

Who should get tested?

 

    • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.

    • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with COVID-19.

    • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider or local or state health department.

 

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Seasonal Flu Vaccines
540-267-8240

 

Walk-in flu clinics, 6 mos. & up, no appt. needed. Please wear a mask!

Influenza Surveillance

 

Local health departments:

Floyd Co. – 540-745-2142
Giles Co. – 540-235-3135
Montgomery Co. – 540-585-3300
Pulaski Co. – 540-440-2188
Radford City – 540-267-8255

Resources

 

On-site services for businesses: Contact Ashley Briggs: 540-639-9313, abriggs@nrvrc.org.

 

To get the vaccine in the New River Health District, which includes Montgomery County, Giles County, Floyd County, Pulaski County, and the City of Radford, there are several options. You may:

 

  • Go to Vaccine Finder and find a vaccine at a pharmacy near you. These vaccines are provided through a federal partnership that is entirely separate from the New River Health District. Please direct questions to the pharmacies’ sites and hotlines.

  • Walk in to a vaccine clinic. You may now come to most vaccine clinics without an appointment.

Need proof of your vaccination?

 

When you get your vaccine, the date of your dose and the type of vaccine you received is also entered into the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS). If you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need an additional record of your immunization, please read our directions on How to get proof of your COVID-19 immunization.

 

Employer Resources

    • On-site services for employers: Contact Ashley Briggs: 540-639-9313, abriggs@nrvrc.org.
    • New VOSH Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention released by DOLI. Per new guidance, businesses will be responsible for tracking employee vaccination rates.
    • We are in high transmission: all employers are mandated to require all employees to mask indoors around others.
    • Workshop Registration: New DOLI COVID-19 Regulations, Compliance & Employer Best Practices – Sept. 21, noon.