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Wake Forest to offer free COVID-19 tests next week

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UPDATE (6-26-2020): Town officials are now accepting registrations for next week's COVID-19 tests in Wake Forest.

Appointments can be made online at Anyone who completes the online form will get a phone call confirming their appointment.

Walk-ups will also be tested, the town said. Anyone, regardless of symptoms, will be tested, and there is no charge. The provider may bill the insurance of those with insurance, a release said.

Original story:

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest said it will provide free COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 1.

The walk-up testing is designated for anyone who has symptoms or believes they were exposed to the coronavirus and essential workers who are at risk to the disease, the town said.

Testing will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.  

No registration is required. A test should take 10-15 minutes and a patient will be told the results by phone within 48 hours.

Wake Forest is partnering with Advance Community Health, Wake County, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and the Wake Forest Fire Department to provide the testing.

For more information, email Kelly Wright at