The Wayne County Health Department will resume free rapid COVID-19 testing Tuesday.

Hours are from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 1320 W. Grantham St., the former Food Lion building in the Little River Square shopping center.

Tests are done in a drive-thru setting on a first-come, first-served basis.

People seeking tests will enter the parking lot and follow the signs for rapid testing.

Results will be provided on site after the testing is completed.

Testing was halted in December because of a nationwide shortage of test kits.

The Health Department advises fully vaccinated individuals to get tested if they:

• Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately.

• Have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, even if they are not experiencing symptoms. You should get tested within 3-5 days after exposure.

• Are traveling internationally and returning to the United States. Fully vaccinated international travelers are required to get tested three days before travel by air into the U.S. and should also get tested 3-5 days after their trip.

Unvaccinated individuals are advised to get tested if they:

• Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately.

• Have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, even if they are not experiencing symptoms. If they do not have symptoms, they should wait at least six days after their last known exposure to COVID-19 before they get tested.

• Take part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor settings.

• People regardless of vaccination status who have been asked or referred to get testing by their school, workplace, health care provider, state, tribal or territorial health department.

For more on testing from the Wayne County Health Department, visit www.waynegov.com/testing.

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