Beginning Monday, January 11th,
Giles County will offer daily COVID testing from 9a.m.-11a.m.
Monday through Friday.

Testing will take place at 1 Taylor Avenue, Pearisburg, in the parking lot behind the old hospital.  There will be signs directing you to the correct location once you arrive.  This testing does not require prior registration and is a self-administered nasal swab that you will conduct inside of your own vehicle.  Staff will be on-site to offer assistance.  Testing must be cut off at 11 a.m. in order to get samples to the lab. Results are anticipated within 24 hours, but not guaranteed.


Information on COVID-19 in the NRV

Emerging COVID-19 Variants
Scientists are working to learn more about these variants to better understand how easily they might be transmitted and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Currently, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death. For more information, visit the CDC’s website.
Feeling Sick Chart

COVID-19 Vaccines


  • We are currently in Phase 1b of the Virginia Vaccination Prioritization Plan. VDH vaccinates emergency medical services personnel. Hospitals vaccinate their staff. Under a separate federal program, Walgreens & CVS vaccinate long term care residents & staff.
  • Vaccine availability will be widely publicized. No vaccine is wasted! See vaccine phases, FAQs & info at VDH’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response website.
  • See local testing & vaccination status at
  • For vaccine info. & pre-registration: Schools – contact Holly Lesko, Businesses – contact Ashley Briggs, Or call 540-639-9313. Giles Co., ages 75+ call 540-921-0035, 8a.m. – 5p.m.
  • Vaccines for the general public are expected to be available later in 2021.
  • View “What the Vaccine Does to the Body.”
  • Don’t let vaccine optimism let down your guard! Vaccines will not instantly conquer the pandemic. Continue to be vigilant. Stay motivated, stay careful & keep yourself, your loved ones & our community safe
  • The Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center in Radford is on schedule with all structural, electrical & much of the HVAC done. Additional orders will be placed soon, including appliances & networking supplies. Targeted opening date is late January 2021.
COVID-19 Is still here

Fast Facts – VDH Daily Dashboard


  • VDH Outbreaks dashboard shows 15 outbreaks & 767 related cases(cumulative) in the NRV.
  • Montgomery Co. Chamber of Commerce announces 2020 award winners. Regional Impact Award: The Public Safety Task Force of the NRV. Outstanding Community Service Organization: Montgomery County Health Department.
  • We continue to have community spread from travel, carpools & social gatherings. Practice good prevention tactics at home, work, school & play.
  • Reimbursement & recovery services for businesses with COVID cases. Call 540-639-9313.
  • Visit the Task Force YouTube channel, for the latest videos & community messages.
  • Please remember: What we do individually matters collectively.
  • Outbreak: an “outbreak” consists of 2 or more confirmed cases with common exposure to a sick person, setting, event & time.
  • Questions about the vaccine? The Virginia Department Health has a helpful Frequently Asked Questions page that is updated regularly.
Flu Shots

Seasonal Flu Vaccines


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

mRNA Vaccine


When and how to get tested

COVID-19 testing is available.
Each Mon., Wed., & Fri. beginning Jan. 4 at Mont. Co. Health Dept., 9-11 am.
Testing is walk-up, via self-collection (nasal swab). Call 540-267-8240.



How do Vaccines Work

Prevention Reminders


Covid App

Help Virginia Stop COVID-19. Download the CovidWise App today.

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