Guilford County is holding a major, dead simple, COVID-19 testing event on Friday, Dec. 4 at a location everyone knows – the Greensboro Coliseum.

Worley Smith, the communications manager for Guilford County government said that the event is designed to be very easy to take part in and is being held at a location where there will be plenty of room for anyone who feels they need to be tested.

“We will go as long as supplies last, and there’s no appointment necessary,” Smith said. “All insurance is accepted, and, if you don’t have insurance, there is no cost.”

The testing is scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4; and, like many other COVOD-19 testing events, this will be a drive-thru experience for the safety of all involved.  

Guilford County is holding the major testing event with its partners StarMed Health Care and Cone Health.

The testing on Friday, Dec. 4 will be available for anyone who wants it.

The county and area medical providers, and private sector labs, have been offering COVID-19 tests for months. However, in many cases, there’s red tape or a price tag attached. The person tested often must meet certain criteria, or must call ahead for an appointment, or he or she must cover some or all of the cost.

This December 4 testing event, at a time when county officials say they are very concerned about a possible spike in cases, will be as easy as it gets. Guilford County health and public relations officials are encouraging anyone who might suspect or fear that they have the disease – or those who just want to know that they do not have it – to come out and be tested.