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Health Department changes COVID-19 testing hours

The Moore County Health Department recently reduced its COVID-19 testing hours to 8-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. {Lynchburg Times Photo}

MOORE COUNTY — The state reports that demand for COVID-19 testing is waning despite this week’s increase in cases. So far in the first week of June, there have been 1,816 new cases and Tuesday, the state saw its biggest one day increase with 821 cases.

Moore County’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases also jumped from three to five just this week.

However, following the state’s lead, the Metro Moore County Health Department (MCHD) recently adjusted their hours for free, public COVID-19 testing to 8-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Previously the MCHD tested from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tests are free to all Moore County residents whether they are actively showing symptoms or not. Test results are usually available within 72 hours, depending on the volume of tests the state labs receives that day.

The MCHD is located at 251 Majors Boulevard across from the Lynchburg Dollar General Store. To make an appointment or confirm testing availability call them at 931-759-4251. For general information, Moore County residents may also dial the South Central Regional Hotline between the hours of 8 a.m. at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 931-490-8312. The state also mans public information lines at 877-857-2945 or 833-556-2476 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday – Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. •

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