A nurse administers a COVID-19 test at FirstHealth Convenient Care in Taylortown.

A nurse administers a COVID-19 test at FirstHealth Convenient Care in Taylortown. 

The Moore County Health Department will sponsor a drive-thru coronavirus testing event next Thursday, Aug. 6 in Robbins.

The testing will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robbins First Baptist Church, 651 Hemp St. in Robbins.

The event is open to all residents of Moore County with no physician referral required.

Everyone who wishes to participate in the testing event should pre-register by calling (910)267-2044.

There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing, however, anyone who is insured is asked to bring their insurance information along with them.

The event is completely drive-thru only. All testing participants are instructed to remain in their vehicle throughout the testing process.

The event is sponsored by the Moore County Health Department and Goshen Medical Center, Inc.

Other COVID-19 testing sites near you can be found by using the NCDHHS “Test Site Finder” application. That application can be found at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place.

For more information on COVID-19 testing, visit this site.

For more information about coronavirus and Moore County’s response, please visit www.moorecountync.gov/health,

(3) comments

Barbara Misiaszek

Moore County's rate of positive test is 9%,see the County Health Department web site. Also,with only 6% of Moore County's population Zip code 27325 (Robbins) has about 20% of Moore County's cases,exclusive of congregant living environments. Further, that Zip code has among the very lowest median incomes of all locations in Moore County. Where better to provide this service Kent? Maybe Pinehurst, Seven Lakes West? No,the Health Department made a very good decision offering this service in Robbins.

John Misiaszek

Kent Misegades

“There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing, “ Which implies that taxpayers will be stuck with the bill. What does each test cost in terms of material and labor? Who pays for this? Since the positive rate has been around 10% for many weeks, this implies that 90% of the tests are a waste of someone’s money. There is no free lunch. Someone is getting very rich from this.

Kent Misegades

Correction. The rate is lower than 10% according to Carolina Journal: “ For example, May 23 was the first time new cases exceeded 1,000 in a day, but the state reported 26,358 test results that day, for a 4.2% positive ratio. The 14-day average of cases as a share of tests has been nearly flat, around 7% since June 6.”. Anything that breaths is being tested so of course the case count increases. But the percentage of those tested that are infected has dropped quite a bit. Many of these people have no symptoms. The vast majority of those testing positive will recover at home with no special treatment. Percentages, not raw numbers, are what count.

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