Have you been tested for COVID-19?
If you had close contact with a person ill with COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health recommends that you stay at home for 14 days after the last time you saw the person and practice social distancing. Social distancing means keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from others. Monitor your health and be aware of the most common signs of COVID-19: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you get a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call 877-ASK-VDH3 right away. If you have more questions about staying home or practicing social distancing, please contact your local health department.
Virginia Western’s priority during the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic is to maintain the health and safety of our students, employees and community. If you believe you may have contracted the virus and are being tested, please let us know so that we may adequately clean campus areas and prepare a response.
- Students who are being tested
- Employees who are being tested
- Third party report of testing (ex: faculty member who has received a report from a student)
Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts to Open Community Testing Center at Valley View Mall
The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced that a Community Testing Center (CTC) at Valley View Mall will open Thursday, January 20 to provide free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 to increase testing access in response to public demand. The CTC will operate by appointment only and will be open from 9am to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday.
To find an appointment, visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov/testing appointment. Appointments will typically be released 24 hours ahead of each day’s event. CTC test results will be automatically sent via text or email message to individuals being tested, usually within a few days, based on the information provided in the appointment system. PCR test results are very effective in detecting an active COVID-19 infection, even if asymptomatic.
The Valley View Testing Center site is a welcome addition to RCAHD’s existing local community testing events, all of which will be appointment-only events going forward. RCAHD will announce future testing opportunities on its website (vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-testing-locations/) throughout the month of January.
Questions or concerns?
Do you have a specific question about Virginia Western’s response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)? Please use the form below and a member of our staff will respond as soon as possible.